The Timeless Wisdom of Harry S. Truman

The Timeless Wisdom of Harry S. Truman

by Bob Underdown
     
 
Here's 150 Memorable quotes from President Harry S. Truman. Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice-president and the 34th Vice President of the United States (1945), he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President

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Here's 150 Memorable quotes from President Harry S. Truman. Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice-president and the 34th Vice President of the United States (1945), he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his historic fourth term. Truman, in sharp contrast to the imperious Roosevelt who kept personal control of all major decisions, was a folksy, unassuming president who relied on his cabinet. He popularized such phrases as "The Buck Stops Here" and "If you can't stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen." His approval ratings in the polls started out very high, then steadily sank until he was one of the most unpopular men to leave the White House. Popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency eventually became more positive after his retirement from politics. Truman's legendary upset victory in 1948 over Thomas E. Dewey is routinely invoked by underdog presidential candidates..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012398512
Publisher:
Cherry Lane Ebooks
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
322 KB

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