By Daniel S. Margolies
With contributions from the main comprehensive students within the box, this attention-grabbing spouse to at least one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a old determine, baby-kisser, president and strategist.
• Assembles a few of the most sensible historians of their fields who determine serious elements of the Truman presidency
• presents new techniques to the historiography of Truman and his policies
• includes a number of historiographic methodologies
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Whereas Roosevelt had led the nation through depression and war, using his famous ﬁreside chats to reassure, educate, and convince, Truman never seemed at ease in this aspect of the job. The delivery of his speeches was often stilted. When captured on the newsreel, or ﬁlmed by the earliest television cameras, the trademark jerky hand movements that punctuated his important points seemed awkward. In press conferences, his terseness – which had been so refreshing at ﬁrst – soon became infuriating to reporters who wanted to write a story.
Concerning MacArthur, Truman stated that he ﬁred MacArthur because the general did not respect the authority of the president and not “because he was a dumb son of a bitch, although he was, but that’s not against the law for generals” (p. 308). Many Americans in the 1970s found this type of earthy, straightforward rhetoric from a recently deceased former president refreshing at a time when they expressed signiﬁcantly less trust in the presidency, Congress, media, and other major institutions. The popularity of Plain Speaking stimulated the publication of more collections of Truman’s quotations.
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A companion to Harry S. Truman by Daniel S. Margolies