A Companion to Harry S. Truman

A Companion to Harry S. Truman

by Daniel S. Margolies
     
 

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Acceding to the US presidency on the death of the much-loved Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Truman faced a huge array of intractable problems as World War II was reaching its destructive denouement. Truman quickly became a key architect of the post-war era, laying the foundations for America’s attempt at global hegemony during the formative period of the Cold… See more details below

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Acceding to the US presidency on the death of the much-loved Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Truman faced a huge array of intractable problems as World War II was reaching its destructive denouement. Truman quickly became a key architect of the post-war era, laying the foundations for America’s attempt at global hegemony during the formative period of the Cold War.

This companion offers a wide-ranging presentation of the many different interpretations of the Truman presidency and its significance in American and world history. Authored by a selection of the most accomplished scholars in the field, the essays focus on essential historiographic themes and questions. The content maintains a disciplined emphasis on Truman as a person and politician, on his administration, and on the long term impact of his policies during his administration. Eschewing any one methodology or approach, it explores the varying views of Truman as a historical figure of great complexity, changeability, and continuing fascination.

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“An invaluable source for all who study the early cold war period. Margolies has brought together a group of highly talented scholars who synthesize the latest historiography of the Truman years in domestic and global context.”  (Expofairs.com, 26 June 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118300756
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
632
File size:
4 MB

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“Spanning domestic and international affairs, Daniel Margolies’ impressive volume reveals Harry Truman’s policies, attitudes, politics, the world he inhabited, and the wider world he helped create.  No better recent volume exists on for understanding his presidency.”
Jeffrey A. Engel, Southern Methodist University 

“By its biographical and policy approach, this volume shows why the Truman administration, and the President himself, had such enduring legacies.  A fascinating look, through the eyes of scholars, at a pivotal era that shaped American foreign policy and the domestic arena.”
Thomas W. Zeiler, University of Colorado at Boulder

“An invaluable source for all who study the early cold war period.  Margolies has brought together a group of highly talented scholars who synthesize the latest historiography of the Truman years in domestic and global context.”
Petra Goedde, Temple University

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