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    Truman (CD-Audio) By (author) David G McCullough

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    DescriptionThe Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America's beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman 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 more 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'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 1948, 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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    Title
    Truman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David G McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 5
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 146 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743508063
    ISBN 10: 0743508068
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY, CHRN/LATE18
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
    B&T General Subject: 142
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 973.918092
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO000000
    DC22: 973.918/092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    LC classification: E814 .M26 2001
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Illustrations note
    digital, Dolby processed
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    01 July 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Superbly researched and carried forward by McCullough's narrative drive, Truman is endlessly readable. The Harry we were all wild about is re-created exactly as Harry was--feisty, preposterous, decisive, tireless, outrageous, but always honorable, always courageous, always guided by his inner gyroscope of conscience and character." --William Manchester, author of "William Spencer Churchill: The Last Lion "