Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948 / Edition 2

Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948 / Edition 2

by Robert J. Donovan
     
 

ISBN-10: 082621066X

ISBN-13: 9780826210661

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

“It was a quiet on the second floor. The vice-president walked solemnly into Mrs. Roosevelt’s sitting room, where she waited, grave and calm. With her was her daughter, Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, her husband, Colonel John Boettiger, and Stephan Early. Truman knew at a glance that his premonition had been true. Mrs. Roosevelt came forward directly

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“It was a quiet on the second floor. The vice-president walked solemnly into Mrs. Roosevelt’s sitting room, where she waited, grave and calm. With her was her daughter, Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, her husband, Colonel John Boettiger, and Stephan Early. Truman knew at a glance that his premonition had been true. Mrs. Roosevelt came forward directly and put her arm on his shoulder.

‘Harry, the President is dead.’”

Robert J. Donovan’s Conflict and Interest presents a detailed account of Harry S. Truman’s presidency from 1945-1948.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826210661
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Give 'em Hell Harry Series, #1
Edition description:
1
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,419,888
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Call from the White House3
2Honeymoon for the "Missouri Gang"15
3Pro-New Deal: Anti-New Dealer26
4The Ominous Rift over Poland34
5"The Most Terrible Weapon"45
6V-E Day: Triumph and Trouble51
7Atomic Bomb: The Fateful Momentum65
8Truman, Stalin, Churchill72
9The Potsdam Conference80
10"Release When Ready"90
11Victory - and Then?101
12The Morass of Reconversion107
13"Peace Is Hell"116
14Truman and the Military127
15The Trumans at Home146
16The Hurley Affair: An Omen149
17The Beginning of the End for Byrnes155
181946: A Disastrous Year Begins163
19Ickes Quits177
20Sharp Turn toward the Cold War185
21Building on Sand: The Baruch Plan198
22One Way to Handle a Rail Strike208
23The Firing of Henry Wallace219
24The Beefsteak Election of 1946229
25Showdown with John L. Lewis239
26The Unraveling of the Old Order246
271947: The Eightieth Congress Convenes257
28China Mission Fails: Marshall Secretary of State266
29Crisis in Europe275
30The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan279
31The Misguided Loyalty Program292
32Taft-Hartley: Truman on the Offensive299
33CIA305
34Palestine312
35The Historic Civil Rights Report332
36Wallace Declares338
37A Stormy Beginning347
38Czechoslovakia and the Berlin Blockade357
39Truman and the State of Israel369
40The Liberals versus Truman388
41A President Comes Out Fighting395
42Whistle-Stop417
43Incredible Victory432
Bibliographical Note442
References443
Index461

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