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Harry S. Truman - The American Presidents Series: The 33rd President, 1945-1953

Robert Dallek

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The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job, but Harry S. Truman would surprise them all. Few chief executives have had so lasting an impact. Truman ushered America into the nuclear age, established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state, started the nation on the road to civil rights, and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth century-his 1948 "whistlestop campaign" against Thomas E. Dewey. Robert Dallek, the bestselling biographer of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson's observation that the presidency is a "splendid misery," but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

5h 46m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:18


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:34


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:31


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:14


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:06


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:44


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:04