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Truman (Audio Cassette) (Abridged)
Truman - Audio Cassette - Abridged
Author: David McCullough
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 boyho...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671798871
ISBN-10: 0671798871
Publication Date: 12/1/1992
Edition: Audio Csst
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.

4.8 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Truman (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent history of a tumultuous period. Truman reminds you of what an individual with political courage can do; a sad counterpoint to today's scene. The author, as always, is excellent.
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David McCullough is a great reader and this abridgement is interesting and has been skillfully done. There were sound bites of Truman's speeches included in the audio, which provided a better understanding of Truman himself. I've visited the Truman Presidential Library and Truman's home and seen a number of documentaries, and I was still surprised by what I learned from this book. Highly recommended.
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I didn't know what to expect but this was actually a very interesting story. I really admire Truman now! David Mccullough is a great author - I'm a big fan!