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Harper & Row, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
The founder of the Social Democratic Party of the U.K. profiles Harry S. Truman, with particular emphasis upon his political astuteness and solid accomplishments in international affairs, which succeeded despite the instability of the postwar world

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A co-founder of Great Britain's centrist Social Democratic party, and biographer of several British political leaders, Jenkins shows with this concise life of Harry Truman that he knows about American ... Read full review


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Roy Jenkins was the author of many books, including "Churchill "and "Gladstone," which won the Whitbread Prize for Biography. Active in British politics for half a century, he entered the House of Commons in 1948 and subsequently served as Minister of Aviation, Home Secretary, and Chancellor of the Exchequer; he was also the President of the European Commission and Chancellor of Oxford University. In 1987 he took his seat in the House of Lords.

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