Harry Truman was a man of common sense and uncommon insights. In this frank book, the thirty-third president of the United States speaks directly about the office of the presidency, about the best and worst presidents, and his own experience holding office.
Nearly every page contains a "Trumanism" - an unexpected insight, a little-known anecdote, or a pithy piece of wisdom. His topics range from "do-nothing presidents" to the way he felt military service undermined a leader's ability to command a country to his admiration for Abraham Lincoln. Truman writes about moments in presidential history with a warmth and sincerity that brings figures from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt to life.
Willing to write frankly about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, but humble about his own impact on history, Truman offers a unique perspective on American history.
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About the Author
Margaret Truman is the author of the New York Times bestseller Harry S. Truman and Bess Truman.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dear Pres Truman....always telling us flat out what he thinks. How refreshing, and in this case, quite informative. Even having not finished it yet, I recommend it to anyone who wants an honest evaluation..from a former President...of the others who held this high office.
There is no doubt that this book is not written by a "Ghost Writer". The style and language are both Harry. I am dissapointed with the book as it is almost completly Harry"s opinions about past prsidents. He lists them as good or bad. I expected him to talk at length about his terms in office (1 and 1/2?). When he had not addressed any of this, I turned to the table of contents and found that only two chapters were devoted to his time as president.
HAVE BEEN A FAN OF HARRY TRUMAN FOR YEARS. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ.