Man of the People

Man of the People : A Life of Harry S. Truman

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The author offers an account of what he believes is a distinctly American life, that of Harry S. Truman. He traces Truman's rise from marginal farmer in rural Missouri to shaper of the post-war world. Harry Truman, Hamby writes, was a flawed man - insecure, often petty and vindictive - yet one of the great presidents of the 20th century. But Americans cherish him less for what he did than for who he was: an ordinary person who worked his way up the political ladder to the summit of power.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 776 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 53.34mm | 1,120.37g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 26 halftones, bibliography
  • 0195124979
  • 9780195124972

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Hamby offers the most thorough analysis yet of Truman's pre-presidential life Noam Chomsky, The Guardian his subject shines through almost every page ... Man of the People is the best of the Truman biographies. Christopher Andrew, Sunday Telegraph
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About Alonzo L. Hamby

About the Author: Alonzo L. Hamby is Professor of History at Ohio University. His books include Liberalism and its Challengers, The Imperial Years, and Beyond the New Deal: Harry S. Truman and American Liberalism.
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