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Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman /

By: Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Berkley Pub. Corp.; distributed by Putnam, 1974Description: 448 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0399112618; 9780399112614.Subject(s): Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953DDC classification: 920 Online resources: WorldCat details | Ebook Fulltext
Contents:
Table of contents 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.
Summary: 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.
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Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.
Plain speaking.
New York, Berkley Pub. Corp.; distributed by Putnam [1974]
(OCoLC)570589688

Includes index.

Table of contents 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.

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.

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