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Plain speaking: an oral biography of harry s. truman




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That plainest speaker of all, Harry S. Truman, comes to us alive, magically alive, in his own words and those closest to him, words masterfully elicited by Merle Miller. Plain Speaking is an evocation of one of America's great Presidents. It also details the critical events and the crucial background facts that marks some of the most momentous decades in modern American life, the years of the Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the postwar era, the advent of Nixon and McCarthy. Merle Miller unerringly produces for us here Mr. Truman's revelations, reflections, and insights on the men and events from the Founding Fathers through to Hoover and up to Nixon. We laugh aloud, we rejoice, we are dismayed, perhaps we may even cry, for we are moved. History comes alive in a manner so personal that few will put this book down without being emotionally charged.

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