Harry S. Truman: Continuity and Change


Jeffery Cook
North Greenville University, SC

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
BISAC: HIS036060

Truman, the thirty-third president of the United States, was thrust into office on April 12th, 1945. His path to the presidency did not follow a straight trajectory. Truman had been an ordinary American, growing up in the Midwest where he was raised by parents who were unable to provide the benefits associated with rank or status.

Truman made up for his lack of pedigree through dedication and hard work. However, hard work did not always mean immediate reward, as was the case with life on the family farm or Truman’s numerous business failures. In fact, failure was one of the guiding constants in his life, but the man always managed to overcome obstacles and personal setbacks. This book examines Harry S. Truman, focusing on his long road from ordinary American to president of the United States. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One. The Foundation

Chapter Two. The Transition

Chapter Three. The Second Missouri Compromise

Chapter Four. The Second Coming of Wrath

Chapter Five. Presidential Rebirth and the Cold War

Chapter Six. No Accidental President

Chapter Seven. Truman’s War

Chapter Eight. The Korean War Blues



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