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read & download ¾ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB á David McCullough N is one of the greatest of American stories filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt Churchill Stalin Eleanor Roosevelt Bess Wallace Truman George Marshall Joe McCarthy and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events In this riveting biography acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a complex informed and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose boldly to meet unprecedented challenges The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries Truman.

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characters Õ Truman author David McCullough David McCullough is a Yale educated two time recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize Truman; John Adams and the National Book Award The Path Between the Seas; Mornings on Horseback His many other highly acclaimed works of historical non fiction include The Greater Journey Brave Companions The Great Bridge The Wright Brothers and The Johnstown Flood He has been honored with the Nation.

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Truman author David McCullou’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier World War I the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City the legendary Whistle Stop Campaign of and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb confront Stalin at Potsdam send troops to Korea and fire General MacArthur Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family friends and Washington colleagues McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

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  • AJ Griffin

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouFor some reason or another I had to read this book in 3 days It was like a full time job considering it's about 3284293842034820384238 pages long I did it though and for about two months or so I was a motherfucking Harry Truman expert Then I forgot almost everythingAnyway if you want seem like a history encyclopedia for a little while take a three day weekend and rip this bad boy open Maybe you'll get laidone word of caution reading this gave me the temerity to say mcarthur was a giant pussy in history class at which point i found out that the substitute that day had served under mcarthur apparently that's a sensitive subject be careful


  • Elyse Walters

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouSometimes I even laughed Cheers for the late bloomers in life A man after my own heartHarry's cousin said Harry was 'always' a late bloomer He did everything a little later than his contemporaries He didn't marry until he was 35so why would it be crazy to him to first arrive in Washington in his early 50's Harry is a fine man intelligent able and has integrity He doesn't know much ab


  • Diane

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouI was shocked that a presidential biography could be so good Many readers had praised the Truman book but I thought they were exaggerating I was happy to be proven wrongI think there are several reasons why Truman was so compelling First and most importantly was the man himself So epic was his odyssey that Truman seemed like a character in a novel Harry S Truman was born in a small town in Missouri and he grew up on a farm He was bookish played the piano and wore glasses which prevented him from playing sports He enlisted in the National Guard and fought during World War I Then he returned home to run a clothing store and was asked to run for county judge Later he became a US Senator and then he was picked to be Franklin Roose


  • Michael

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouExcellent read for lining up all the threads of a great leader's life in a narrative that flows like the story from a novel Even at 1000 pages so much history passed through Truman's hands that major events such as the decision to bomb Hiroshima and the Korean War have to slip by with only a few pages What comes through as a thread in the whole tapestry is the fundamental decency of the man a pragmatism typical of farmers who face diverse challenges day by day and a core belief in fairness for all and a distaste for wealthy privilege His empathy for the poor was based on his own experience of the farming life and early business failures His racist language is downplayed in relation to his efforts as president to support a Jewish State and steps toward civil r


  • Max

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouMcCullough’s engaging portrayal of Harry Truman depicts a man of integrity a trait rare in politicians As president his simple straightforward approach often led to extreme unpopularity His inexperience and initial indecisiveness took its toll But Harry Truma


  • Chrissie

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouETA I adored this book when I read it but now my perspectives are a bit changed I am currently reading American Prometheus by Kai Bird It is essential to get another view on Truman's actions and choices concerning atomic weapons the arms race and the Cold War To get a fuller understanding of the time and era I strongly recommend reading American Prometheus tooI listened to the audiobook format of this book that means than 54 hours and I enjoyed every minute of it Little content could have been removed The narration by Nelson Runger was wonderful I have complained about his slurping before but the producers have removed the slurps His steady clear pace perfectly matches the informative t


  • Manray9

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouFew presidents have made as many pivotal decisions or faced the number of history changing events as Harry Truman the final five months of World War II the Potsdam conference the birth of atomic warfare the post war nationwide rail strike the Marshall Plan t


  • Christine

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouDavid McCullough is a master plain and simple Who else could make a 992 page paperback biography compulsively readable I knew essentially nothing about Harry Truman before reading this biography and now I think he might be my favorite president Truly a man of the people who never let the highest office in the country go to his head Truman made difficult decisions that would have crippled other men within the first four months of his presidency While not all of his policies were popular during his time most have been shown to be the right course of action in hindsight His decision to use the atomic bomb to end World War II lay heavily on conscience and because of that he was reluctant to ever use it again Because of this even with public outcry growing he refused to use the at


  • Lynne King

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouI see that Steve has recently given a marvellous in depth review of this splendid biography on Harry S Truman’s life that I purchased way back on 30 October 1992 I always date my books for reference and so I won't even attempt to write a review such as his but then I probably wouldn't have been capable of doing that anyway This after all is American historyI had forgotten that I had this book but I had been browsing through another goodreads' author’s books I always do this if they like the same book that I do and I just like to check on what sort of books they are reading and saw the picture of Truman on the cover of one of them Due to that I came across Steve’s reviewIt's a large book of 996 pages excluding the source notes index and bibliography and it took me a while to read but it was absolutely riveting The only thing that I didn't like and I never have is the use of an atomic bomb at Hiro


  • Lisa Greer

    characters Õ Truman author David McCullough Truman author David McCullouOh yes I am ambitious This book must be 1000 pages It's huge and interesting so far And it won a Pulitzer I'm reading it because McCullough's bio of John Adams made me bawl like a baby when I got near the end I mean how can one not cry upon reading about Adams and Jefferson BOTH living until and dying on July 4th the same July 4th out of sheer will I wish Americans and people in general knew these stories and of these people rather than just know