By: McCullough, David

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Reprint. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 1117, [3] pp. Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman has captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the thirty-third President of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American. From Truman's small-town, turn-of-the-century boyhood and his transforming experience in the face of war in 1918, to his political beginnings in the powerful Pendergast machine and his rapid rise to prominence in the U.S. Senate, McCullough shows, in colorful detail, a man of uncommon vitality and strength of character. Here too is a telling account of Truman's momentous decision to use the atomic bomb and the weighty responsibilities that he was forced to confront on the dawning of a new age. Distinguished historian and prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest of American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of his Truman -- a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history. CONTENTS: SON OF THE MIDDLE BORDER: Blue River Country; Model Boy; The Way of the Farmer; Soldier; POLITICIAN: Try, Try Again; The Senator from Peniot; Numbered Days; TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY: The Moon, the Stars, and All the Planets; Summer of Decision; MR. PRESIDENT: The Buck Stops Here; Turning Point; The Heat in the Kitchen; Fighting Chance; WEIGHT OF THE WORLD: Iron Man; Commander in Chief; Final Days; BACK HOME: Citizen Truman; Acknowledgments; Source Notes; Bibliography; Index.