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Dear Harry : Truman's Mailroom 1945-1953: The Truman Administration Through Correspondence with
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In Dear Harry, authors D. M. Giangreco and Kathryn Moore include a robust cross section of the thousands of messages sent to Truman. Juxtaposed with informative background essays, these letters provide an undiluted account of the greatest challenges confronting the U.S. during Truman’s administration, including civil rights, the Marshall Plan, the formation of Israel, the atomic bomb, the McCarthy hearings, the Korean War, and the General McArthur’s dismissal, which alone solicited more than 90,000 missives. While the majority of the letters are from private citizens, a sprinkling also come from the occasional bombastic senator and a few from the world figures, such as Winston Churchill (who liked to offer advice) and Chaim Weizmann. The names of some correspondents, such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Upton Sinclair, Gene Tunney, would have been familiar to many of their fellow Americans, while others as diverse as Morey Amsterdam and Barry Goldwater would be better known to future generations.
Number of Pages: 512
Series Title: Stackpole Classics
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: D. M. Giangreco & Kathryn Moore
Street Date: September 15, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-2734
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