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The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world, A.J. Baime

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The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world
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The accidental president
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Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world
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A.J. Baime
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eng
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Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who are thrust into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history. Chosen as FDR's fourth-term vice president for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman--a midwesterner who had no college degree and had never had the money to buy his own home--was the prototypical ordinary man. Until, that is, he found himself quickly in over his head after FDR's death. The first four months of Truman's administration saw the founding of the United Nations, the fall of Berlin, victory at Okinawa, firebombings in Tokyo, the first atomic explosion, the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps, the mass starvation of Europe, the Potsdam Conference, the controversial decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of imperial Japan, and finally, the end of World War II and the rise of the Cold War. No other president had ever faced so much in so short a time. Tightly focused, meticulously researched, and rendered with vivid detail and narrative verse, The Accidental President takes readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history making 120 days when the stakes were high and the challenges even higher. The result is narrative history of the highest order and a compelling look at a presidency with great relevance to our times. -- Inside jacket flap
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The accidental president
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A suspenseful chronicle of the 33rd president's first four months in office traces his unlikely rise to the Oval Office and his pivotal contributions to major decisions, from the founding of the United Nations and the Nazi surrender to the liberation of concentration camps and the decision to drop the bomb
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individual biography
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DLC
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  • 973.918092
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
E814
LC item number
.B35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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A. J. Baime
The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world, A.J. Baime
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The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world, A.J. Baime
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
April 12, 1945 -- The political education of Harry S. Truman -- April-May 1945 -- June-July 1945 -- Little Boy, Fat Man, and Potsdam -- Epilogue
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on1004424895
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xvi, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544617346
Lccn
2017044086
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1004424895

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