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Harry S. Truman

Head of State (8-May-1884 — 26-Dec-1972)


Michael Beschloss. The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2002. 377pp.

Bert Cochran. Harry Truman and the Crisis Presidency. Funk & Wagnalls. 1973. 432pp.

Robert Dallek. Harry S. Truman: The 33rd President, 1945-1953. New York: Times Books. 2008. 183pp.

Clifton Truman Daniel. Growing Up With My Grandfather: Memories of Harry S. Truman. Secaucus, NJ: Birch Lane Press. 1995.

Jonathan Daniels. The Man of Independence. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1950. 384pp.

Eldorous L. Dayton. Give 'Em Hell Harry: An Informal Biography of the Terrible Tempered Mr. T.. New York: Devin-Adair Company. 1956. 250pp.

Robert J. Donovan. The Presidency of Harry S. Truman: Conflict and Crisis, 1945-1948. W. W. Norton. 1977. 473pp.

Robert J. Donovan. The Presidency of Harry S. Truman: Tumultuous Years, 1949-1953. W. W. Norton. 1982. 444pp.

Robert J. Donovan. Nemesis: Truman & Johnson in the Coils of War in Asia. New York: Saint Martin's Press. 1984.

Robert J. Donovan. The Presidency of Harry S. Truman. W. W. Norton. 1977-72. 473pp. + 444pp. Volume I: Conflict and Crisis, 1945-1948. Volume II: Tumultuous Years, 1949-1953.

Robert H. Ferrell. Harry S. Truman: A Life. University of Missouri Press. 1994. 501pp.

Michael R. Gardner. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks. Southern Illinois University Press. 2002. 276pp.

Alonzo L. Hamby. Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman. Oxford University Press. 1995. 760pp.

Alonzo L. Hamby. Beyond the New Deal: Harry S. Truman and American Liberalism. Columbia University Press. 1973. 654pp.

Ken Hechler. Working with Truman: A Personal Memoir of the White House Years. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1982. 318pp.

Zachary Karabell. The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2000.

R. Alton Lee. Truman and Taft-Hartley: A Question of Mandate. University of Kentucky Press. 1966. 254pp.

Ralph G. Martin. President from Missouri: Harry S. Truman. New York: Julian Messner. 1964. 191pp.

David McCullough. Truman. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1992. 1082pp.

Merle Miller. Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman. New York: Berkley Publishing. 1973. 448pp.

Richard Lawrence Miller. Truman: The Rise to Power. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1986. 536pp.

William Lee Miller. Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2012. 416pp.

Steve Neal. Harry and Ike: The Partnership That Remade the Postwar World. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2001.

Arnold A. Offner. Another Such Victory: President Truman and the Cold War, 1945-1953. Stanford University Press. 2002. 626pp.

William E. Pemberton. Harry S. Truman: Fair Dealer and Cold Warrior. Boston: Twayne. 1989. 227pp.

Cabell Phillips. The Truman Presidency: The History of a Triumphant Succession. Macmillan. 1966. 463pp.

Harry S. Truman. Memoirs. Doubleday & Company. 1955-56. (2 vols.) 596pp. + 594pp. Volume I: Year of Decisions. Volume II: Years of Trial and Hope, 1946-1952.


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  7. Congressional Biography [link]

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1126)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.769)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.709)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1477)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.1051)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.774)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1048)

  15. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (pp.195-96)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.740)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.488)

  18. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.823)

  19. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.311)

  20. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (pp.572-74)

  21. Encyclopedia of Heads of State and Governments 1900 through 1945 (p.463)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.186)

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