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Harry S. Truman Audiobook

Written by Robert Dallek

Narrated by William Dufris

Published on September 2, 2008

Audio is 906 hours and 40 minutes

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About Harry S. Truman:

The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century

In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job, but Harry S. Truman would surprise them all.

Few chief executives have had so lasting an impact. Truman ushered America into the nuclear age, established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state, started the nation on the road to civil rights, and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth century—his 1948 “whistlestop campaign” against Thomas E. Dewey.

Robert Dallek, the bestselling biographer of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson’s observation that the presidency is a “splendid misery,” but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age.

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Bestselling biographer Dallek chronicles how a plainspoken man from Missouri rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century.

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Robert Dallek is the author of several bestselling presidential histories, including Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power; An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963; and the classic two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson, Lone Star Rising and Flawed Giant. He has taught at Columbia, Oxford, UCLA, Boston University, and Dartmouth, and has won the Bancroft Prize, among numerous other awards for scholarship and teaching. He lives in Washington, D.C.

William Dufris has been nominated six times as a finalist for the APA’s prestigious Audie Awards. He garnered eighteen Golden Earphones Awards through AudioFile magazine, which honored him as one of “The Best Voices At The End Of The Century.” Of his work, AudioFile magazine said, “William Dufris commands a dazzling array of voices that bring to life the dozens of audiobooks he’s narrated.” His other narrations include Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen, Ph.D.’s Days of Infamy and Pearl Harbor, Tom Perrota’s Nine Inches, and John Scalzi’s The Human Division.

,”Like so many other biographies in the splendid American Presidents series, Dallek’s little book is now the best starting point for knowledge of Truman’s life and for an astute assessment of his career. ” – Publishers Weekly

Harry S. Truman was published on September 2, 2008.

The Harry S. Truman Audiobook is 906 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman includes the following subjects: United States / 20th Century. The BISAC Subject Code is Biography & Autobiography, Presidents & Heads of State.

About the Author(s) of Harry S. Truman

The author of Harry S. Truman is Robert Dallek.

About the Narrator of Harry S. Truman Audiobook

The narrator for the Harry S. Truman Audiobook is William Dufris.

Harry S. Truman Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427205442. The ISBN-13 is 9781427205445.

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