Truman Author:David McCullough Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S. Truman 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... more » 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 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 Pulitzer-Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman -- a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.« less
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A monumental biography! Personally, this is one of my favorite biographies I've read. This is the biography of a man history knows well, but perhaps not all of us do. It depicts the man in his childhood, in his family life, through his life as a congressman, and through his life as the President.
Don't let the large page amount scare you! While this book is long, it's a very good read. I wanted to finish the book, and I wanted to get to the next page. The book is written very well, and reads more like good historical fiction novel than a work of non-fiction. I would highly, highly recommend this book to non-fiction fans, biography fans, or anyone interested in learning more about Harry Truman, the man, the President, and the great American.
Absolutely wonderful biography of Harry S Truman, who was undoubtedly the right man at the right time when our nation needed strong leadership. He is among my heroes. The story is read by the author, a real treat for McCullough fans.
This account of Truman will astound most readers with the great decisions made by a simple man of high personal integrity. You will learn much about the things he decided that were and still are of such heavy importance to our country, the modern world and civilization in general.
A great book about a fine but common man.President Truman faced many difficulties for which he is not given enough credit of facing and, for good or ill, solving.
David McCullough has the ability of making the most normal circumstances interesting reading.
I am sure that you will enjoy this book, especially if you are old enough to remember Truman' presidentsy.
I love biography and I love David McCullough's writing. This is a massive, thoroughly researched biography of Harry S. Truman, who is probably one of our best, and most under-rated, presidents. truman is a fascinating man with a long and interesting life that makes for a good yarn. Includes plenty of photographs.