Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.

Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman / - New York : Berkley Pub. Corp.; distributed by Putnam, 1974. - 448 p. ; 24 cm.

Online version:
Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.
Plain speaking.
New York, Berkley Pub. Corp.; distributed by Putnam [1974]
(OCoLC)570589688

Includes index.

The happiest childhood --
Some ancestors --
John Anderson Truman --
Independence and the war between the states --
Banking days and farming --
On Battery D --
Harry Truman, Madge Gates Wallace, and the haberdashery --
The haberdashery --
Early politics --
The only defeat--and then victory --
The first race for the Senate --
The 1940 campaign --
The Truman Committee --
The convention and the campaign of 1944 --
The end and the beginning --
Israel --
On Herbert Hoover --
Los niños heroes --
My biggest mistake --
The bomb --
General Marshall and the Marshall Plan --
The 1948 victory --
The Korean decision --
Firing the general --
God bless America --
On generals in general --
A few further observations on "Ike" --
Five weak presidents --
What ruins a man --
Of painting and B. Berenson --
On evangelists --
An attempted assassination --
The dean resigns --
On J. Edgar Hoover --
The CIA --
Some friends and neighbors, too --
The library tour --
The cause and cure of hysteria --
Afterword. Table of contents

Summary:
Based on a series of interviews with the former President during the early sixties recounting his views of the historic times he lived in as well as his own life.



0399112618 9780399112614

73087198


Presidents--United States--Biography.


United States--Politics and government--1945-1953.

E814 / .M54 1974

920 / MIP 1973

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