Wit and Wisdom of Harry Truman

Wit and Wisdom of Harry Truman : A Treasury of More Than 1000 Quotations and Anecdotes

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In an era of spin doctors, media consultants, and government by poll, it's refreshing to read the words of a politician who knew his own mind and wasn't afraid to speak it. That politician was Harry Truman. His pithy, forthright comments have survived the test of time. "Being a president is like riding a tiger," Truman observed. "A man has to keep riding or be swallowed." This is just of one of the great wealth of quotes and anecdotes Ralph Keyes has collected. He has also included excerpts from Truman's diaries, letters, speeches, and press conferences, such as the diary entry Truman wrote after becoming president: "Another hectic day in the executive office. Saw a lot of customers. Hope they all left happy." The Wit & Wisdom of Harry Truman is a brilliant resource for information about the man and his time.
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  • Hardback
  • 142.24 x 157.48 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • United States
  • English
  • 006017207X
  • 9780060172077

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