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Plain speaking: an oral biography of Harry S. Truman

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"Never has a President of the United States, or any head of state for that matter, been so totally revealed, so completely documented" (Robert A. Arthur). Plain Speaking is the bestselling book based on conversations between Merle Miller and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. From these interviews, as well as others who knew him over the years, Miller transcribes Truman's feisty takes on everything from his personal life, military service, and political career to the challenges he faced in taking the office during the final days of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Using a series of taped discussions from 1962 that never aired on television, Plain Speaking takes an opportunity to deliver exactly how Mr. Truman felt about the presidency, and his thoughts in his later years on his accomplishments and the legacy he left behind. "The values of Plain Speaking , on the whole, are those of the highest form of political communication: the bull session. As with all good bull sessions, what is said here ranges widely in quality and seriousness, as one should expect when dealing with a complex man." -- The New York Times " Plain Speaking has a nostalgic, downhome quality of good friends gossiping over the back fence, or saying their piece of a twilight eve rocking on the porch--and if those fellas back in Washington have their secret machines running, well, they won't like what they overhear. Not one little bit." -- Kirkus Reviews
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ils:.b10035813BookBooksEnglishBerkley Pub. Corp.; distributed by Putnam[1974]448 p. 24 cm.
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subject_facetTruman, Harry S., -- 1884-1972
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953
title_displayPlain speaking; : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman
title_fullPlain speaking; an oral biography of Harry S. Truman Miller, Merle, 1919-1986.
title_shortPlain speaking
title_suban oral biography of Harry S. Truman
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Truman, Harry S