Harry Truman Gives 'Em Hell

Harry Truman Gives 'Em Hell

by Willard Sterne Randall, Nancy Nahra
     
 
Son of a poor Missouri farmer, Harry Truman was the last American president who never went to college. Thanks to his experience raising an artillery company in World War I, he built his political base on veterans' support. As a U.S. senator, he cracked down on corporate profiteering in World War II. After being elected vice president of the United States and

Overview

Son of a poor Missouri farmer, Harry Truman was the last American president who never went to college. Thanks to his experience raising an artillery company in World War I, he built his political base on veterans' support. As a U.S. senator, he cracked down on corporate profiteering in World War II. After being elected vice president of the United States and subsequently becoming president when Franklin Roosevelt died, he had to decide whether to use the atomic bomb to end the bloodiest war in history. This brief book - part of the American Lives series - tells his amazing story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013466609
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
12/03/2011
Series:
American Lives , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

After a successful career as an investigative journalist, Willard Sterne Randall pursued advanced studies in history at Princeton University. Biographer of Benjamin and William Franklin, of Benedict Arnold, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Ethan Allen, he has taught American history at John Cabot University in Rome and at the University of Vermont and Champlain College, where he was Distinguished Scholar in History and a Professor.
Nancy Nahra, award-winning poet, has published numerous articles in scholarly journals in history and the humanities both in the United States and England. With Willard Sterne Randall she has co- authored of four volumes of history and biography. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby College in Maine, she holds an M.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton. She has studied and been a tutor at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. She has taught literature and language courses in French and in English literature, as well as Latin classics in translation at the University of Vermont and later at John Cabot University in Rome, where she holds a permanent appointment as Visiting Professor of Humanities after being Poet in Residence there. Most recently at Champlain College in Vermont, she was Professor of Humanities and also served as Coordinator for Humanities.

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