Fine biography in the "American Experience" series...
This TRUMAN biography gets first rate treatment from the "American Experience" producers, following Truman from his boyhood years in Missouri to the Washington years, first as a senator and then Vice-President to Franklin D. Roosevelt, a job which, unfortunately, left him totally unprepared for what happened when Roosevelt suddenly died in office while WWII was not yet over.
Truman is the man who had to make the delicate decision regarding the A-bomb--a man who had been kept unaware of all the "Top Secret" meetings that went on without his knowledge about the impending use of the Atomic bomb on Japan. The bio also deals effectively with his private life, his wife Bess, his daughter Margaret (with singing ambitions), and the re-election that wasn't supposed to happen, according to the press who already declared Thomas E. Dewey the winner when early headlines went to press.
Fascinating bio is a "must" for history fans and any student of American history, with a good deal of information about the WWII era and the post-war happenings. Highly recommended.
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