Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed

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University of Missouri Press, Aug 1, 1999 - History - 210 pages
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Harry S. Truman made plain speaking his trademark, and it was a common belief that "Give 'em hell" Harry spared few with his words. However, this fascinating collection of 140 amusing, angry, sarcastic, and controversial letters President Truman wrote but never mailed proves that conception wrong. Addressed to admirers and enemies alike, including Adlai Stevenson, Justice William Douglas, Dwight Eisenhower, Joe McCarthy, and Truman's wife, Bess, these intriguing letters cover such diverse subjects as the atomic bomb, running the country, and human greed.

  

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I am somewhat biased about this great book because it was written by my father. That aside, this is an interesting glimpse into one of our great American president's mind, through some personal letters that he wrote. Funny, sad and serious at times. Read full review

Review: Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed

User Review  - Goodreads

I am somewhat biased about this great book because it was written by my father. That aside, this is an interesting glimpse into one of our great American president's mind, through some personal letters that he wrote. Funny, sad and serious at times. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
30
Section 4
31
Section 5
49
Section 6
61
Section 7
85
Section 8
107
Section 9
138
Section 10
170
Section 11
187

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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 Letters Home by Harry Truman.

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