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Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman


Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

by Harry S. Truman

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  • ISBN 9781612308395
  • English
  • 623 Pages
  • 169622 Words

Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

by Harry S. Truman

Harry Truman was a man of common sense and uncommon insights. In this frank book, the thirty-third president of the United States speaks directly about the office of the presidency, about the best and worst presidents, and his own experience holding office.Nearly every page contains a "Trumanism" - an unexpected insight, a little-known anecdote, or a pithy piece of wisdom. His topics range from "do-nothing presidents" to the way he felt military service undermined a leader's ability to command a country to his admiration for Abraham Lincoln. Truman writes about moments in presidential history with a warmth and sincerity that brings figures from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt to life.Willing to write frankly about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, but humble about his own impact on history, Truman offers a unique perspective on American history.

Review & Comments

  • Janet paul

    A great history of the U.S. I learned more in this book than I learned in school. A wonderful book that everyone should read, Especially students. A five star ratng.556610.

    May 12, 2017
  • Greg Cole

    I enjoyed this style of honest , homespun writing. An interesting way to teach some dry history. I learned lots and laughed at times. Worthwhile to learn some American history, particularly about past presidents.

    January 19, 2017

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