Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman

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University of Missouri Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Gathered for the first time, Truman's private papers--diaries, letters, and memoranda--cover the period from his occupancy of the White House in 1945 to shortly before his death in 1972. Students and scholars will find valuable material on major events of the Truman years, from the Potsdam Conference to the Korean War.

  

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Unlike a biography, autobiography, memoirs, or letters this compilation of other papers gives a refreshing insight to Truman's thinking. It affirms his practical nature. I really liked this book. Read full review

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Robert H. Ferrell is Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I, Collapse at Meuse-Argonne: The Failure of the Missouri-Kansas Division, and Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Divison Commander in World War I, all available from the University of Missouri Press. Ferrell resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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