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By Daniel S. Margolies

With contributions from the main complete students within the box, this attention-grabbing better half to 1 of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historic determine, flesh presser, president and strategist.

• Assembles the various best historians of their fields who verify severe features of the Truman presidency
• presents new ways to the historiography of Truman and his policies
• encompasses a number of historiographic methodologies

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Miller, M. (1974) Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman. New York. L. (1986) Truman: The Rise to Power. New York. M. (1948) Missouri Waltz: The Inside Story of the Pendergast Machine by the Man Who Smashed It. New York. H. (1974) The Kefauver Committee and the Politics of Crime, 1950–1952. Columbia, MO. E. (1990) Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents. New York. D. (2008) Truman and MacArthur: Policy, Politics, and the Hunger for Honor and Renown. Bloomington, IN. Phillips, C.

And even when discussing the famous 1948 campaign Hamby was at pains to avoid the emerging hagiography. ” Instead of just telling the familiar story of a gimmick-free whistle stop tour through America’s heartland, he emphasized the “grand strategy” underpinning Truman’s rhetorical tactics: namely, “to bring together the old Roosevelt coalition” (Hamby, 1995: 301, 364, 457–9; see also Goldzwig, 2008). How Truthful, Courageous, and Pre-modern? While these works have chipped away at the uniformly positive view of Truman the leader, they have not challenged the edifice itself.

Harry S. Truman was a liberal Democrat whose Fair Deal proposals for expanding the welfare state included national health insurance and federal aid to elementary and secondary education. Nonetheless, Truman’s image and status among academics, journalists, politicians, and the general public continued to improve during the generally conservative political environment of the 1980s. The continuing hagiography of Truman during the conservative 1980s was especially interesting and ironic because Ronald W.

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