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The Resource The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world, 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
Title
The accidental president
Title remainder
Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Baime
Title variation
Harry S. Truman & the 4 months that changed the world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get 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. That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR’s sudden death. During the climactic months of the Second World War, Truman had to play judge and jury, pulling America to the forefront of the global stage. The first four months of Truman’s administration saw the founding of the United Nations, the fall of Berlin, victory at Okinawa, firebombings of 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 such a short period of time. Tightly focused, meticulously researched, rendered with vivid detail and narrative verve, THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making 120 days, when the stakes were high and the challenge even higher. The result is narrative history of the highest order and a compelling look at a presidency with great relevance to our times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baime, A. J.
Dewey number
  • 973.918092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E814
LC item number
.B35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world, A.J. Baime
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
April 12, 1945 -- The political education of Harry S. Truman -- April-May 1945 -- June-July 1945 -- Little Boy, Fat Man, and Potsdam -- Epilogue
Control code
sky288358542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544617346
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017044086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 11/17
Other physical details
plates
Label
The accidental president : Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world, A.J. Baime
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
April 12, 1945 -- The political education of Harry S. Truman -- April-May 1945 -- June-July 1945 -- Little Boy, Fat Man, and Potsdam -- Epilogue
Control code
sky288358542
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544617346
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017044086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 11/17
Other physical details
plates

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