Letters Home by Harry Truman

Letters Home by Harry Truman

by Monte M. Poen (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826214744
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publication date: 06/12/2003
Series: Give 'Em Hell Harry Series , #1
Edition description: 1
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

About the Editor
Monte M. Poen is Regents' Professor of American History Emeritus at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He is the author or editor of several books, including Harry S. Truman versus the Medical Lobby and Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed, both available from the University of Missouri Press.

Table of Contents

II"This, Without the Paint, Looks Like My Joint"21
III"I Have Oil on the Brain"28
IV"I'm a Soldier Now"33
V"Am Gone to France"44
VI"If I Was a Sobsister ..."54
VII"No One Wants to Be a Professional Soldier ..."62
VIII"I Wanted to Go Home with You So Badly ..."71
IX"... Haven't Had a Headache Since I Arrived"79
X"Am I a Fool or an Ethical Giant?"84
XI"If the Almighty God Decides That I Go There ..."92
XII"I'm Going to Finish the Job or Die ..."99
XIII"It Just Takes Work ..."113
XIV"Wouldn't That Be a Trip?"124
XV"I've Just Got to Win ..."137
XVI"We Don't Need Old Stiffs Like You"145
XVII"My, What a Difference ..."155
XVIII"I Have Been Afraid It Would Come ..."163
XIX"Oh Harry, You Mustn't Fly!"180
XX"... Just Look Where It Landed Me!"185
XXI"Wish I Didn't Have to Go ..."190
XXII"The Hill Gets Higher and the Climb Steeper ..."197
XXIII"Dear Mamma"204
XXIV"Bess: I'd Like to Go ..."213
XXV"We Are Going to Lick 'em and Lick 'em Good!"219
XXVI"X Marks the Spot Where I Sleep"229
XXVII"I Am in the Midst of the Most Terrible Struggle ..."236
XXVIII"Let's Shoot Him. God Knows He Should Be!"242
XXIX"It Won't Be Long Until You'll Have Neighbors"248
XXX"I Took the Grips Up to the Attic"259
About the Editing272
Source Notes273

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