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

by Hamby, Alonzo L. A

  • ISBN: 9780195045468
  • ISBN10: 0195045467

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

by Hamby, Alonzo L. A

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publish date: 10/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780195045468
  • ISBN10: 0195045467
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Description: Harry S. Truman is remembered today as an icon - the plain-speaking president, "Give 'em Hell Harry", the chief executive who put "The Buck Stops Here" on his desk. But Alonzo L. Hamby shows that there was more to Truman than the pugnacious fighter so prominent in popular memory. Insecure, ambitious, a man of honor, a partisan loyalist, an agrarian Jeffersonian Democrat who became a champion of big government, Truman was a complex figure who fought long and hard to triumph over his own weaknesses. In Man of the People, Hamby offers a gripping account of this distinctively American life, tracing Truman's remarkable rise from marginal farmer in rural Missouri to shaper of the postwar world. Truman comes alive in these pages as he has nowhere else, making his way from the farmhouse, to the front lines in France during World War I, to the difficult small-business world of Kansas City - all the time struggling with his deep feelings of inadequacy and immense ambition. Hamby also offers the best account yet of Truman's critical years in the Senate, covering not only his World War II probe of the defense program but also his neglected and revealing populist investigations of the railroads during the 1930s. He demonstrates that Truman was one of the most popular and respected members of the upper house. Hamby is particularly acute in his portrait of Truman's volatile presidency. He criticizes some aspects of the decision to use the atomic bombs against Japan but concludes that, considered in context, the act was understandable and justified. Providing new insight into the Cold War, he identifies the Turkish and Iranian crisis of 1946 as crucial turning points in Truman's attitudes toward theSoviet Union. Thoroughly covering Truman's struggle for "liberalism in a conservative age", Hamby also sheds great light on the president's Fair Deal domestic program.
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