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Free Truman AUTHOR David McCullough kindle ☆ eBook 9780671869205 ↠ ➵ [Reading] ➷ Truman By David McCullough ➪ – The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S Truman whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of Matic 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’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier World War I the powerful Pendergast machine o Excellent 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 rights His political origins through the Pendergast machine in Kansas City taught him how to use and live with a patronage system but it also seems to have given him enough knowledge of corruption and monied power to make his name exposing corruption as a senator and to be vigilant about influence buying while a president Got to appreciate a fellow who hated Hoover and McCarthy from the get go He saw enough war as an artillery captain in World War 1 to hate war but was effective enough at it to inform his role as Commander in Chief during both the end of World War 2 and the Korean War Despite a conception of Truman as hot tempered his restraint was often remarkable For example the impulse to fire McArthur immediately for pushing in the media for a war with China was tempered by waiting for assessment of his value from a military perspective by the Joint Chiefs

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F 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 histo David 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 atomic bomb or the newly developed H bomb in Korea Truman was a man of his principles who put the good of the nation and the people who lived in it before the good of his own public image I think all of our modern leaders could learn some valuable lessons about public service by following the example of Harrison S Truman

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Truman AUTHOR David McCullouThe 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 historianThe 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 dra For 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