The Autobiography Of Harry S. Truman by Robert H. FerrellThe Autobiography Of Harry S. Truman by Robert H. Ferrell

The Autobiography Of Harry S. Truman

EditorRobert H. Ferrell

Paperback | September 1, 2002

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The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman is a compilation of autobiographical writings composed by Truman between 1934 and 1972. Taken directly from his own manuscript material, the volume presents the thoughts and feelings of the man himself. The book touches on details in Truman’s life from his days as a boy until graduation from Independence High School in 1901 to the vice presidency of the United States and beyond. There is also a memorandum written by Truman about the Pendergast machine in Kansas City telling how it was possible to work with the machine and not be soiled by it. The Autobiography concludes with some of the retired president’s thoughts about politics and the purposes of public life.
Robert H. Ferrell is Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Harry S. Truman: A Life, The Dying President: Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944-1945, Choosing Truman: The Democratic Convention of 1944, and Truman and Pendergast, all available from the University...
Title:The Autobiography Of Harry S. TrumanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:153 pages, 8.46 × 5.84 × 0.52 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:University Of Missouri PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826214452

ISBN - 13:9780826214454


Editorial Reviews

"Mr. Ferrell provides illuminating summaries of the historical background and identities of people mentioned in the text. . . . An authentic Trumanesque version of the way he saw himself and the people he accepted or rejected. It has the characteristic flavor of a self-taught man proud of his interest and reading in history and biography, who stoutly defends the path he took."—Review of Politics