Memoirs, Vol 2: Years of Trial and Hope

Memoirs Vol Years of Trial and Hope Originally published as v Year of decisions v Years of trial and hope

  • Title: Memoirs, Vol 2: Years of Trial and Hope
  • Author: Harry Truman
  • ISBN: 9780831773199
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally published as v 1 Year of decisions v 2 Years of trial and hope.

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    • Harry Truman

      Harry S Truman was the thirty third President of the United States 1945 1953 As vice president, he succeeded Franklin D Roosevelt, who died less than three months after he began his fourth term.During World War I Truman served as an artillery officer After the war he became part of the political machine of Tom Pendergast and was elected a county judge in Missouri and eventually a United States Senator After he gained national prominence as head of the wartime Truman Committee, Truman replaced vice president Henry A Wallace as Roosevelt s running mate in 1944.As president, Truman faced challenge after challenge in domestic affairs The disorderly reconversion of the economy of the United States was marked by severe shortages, numerous strikes, and the passage of the Taft Hartley Act over his veto He confounded all predictions to win re election in 1948, largely due to his famous Whistle Stop Tour of rural America After his re election he was able to pass only one of the proposals in his Fair Deal program He used executive orders to begin desegregation of the U.S armed forces and to launch a system of loyalty checks to remove thousands of communist sympathizers from government office, even though he strongly opposed mandatory loyalty oaths for governmental employees, a stance that led to charges that his administration was soft on communism Truman s presidency was also eventful in foreign affairs, with the end of World War II and his decision to use nuclear weapons against Japan, the founding of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, the beginning of the Cold War, the creation of NATO, and the Korean War Corruption in Truman s administration reached the cabinet and senior White House staff Republicans made corruption a central issue in the 1952 campaign.Truman, whose demeanor was very different from that of the patrician Roosevelt, was a folksy, unassuming president He popularized such phrases as The buck stops here and If you can t stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen He overcame the low expectations of many political observers who compared him unfavorably with his highly regarded predecessor At one point in his second term, near the end of the Korean War, Truman s public opinion ratings reached the lowest of any United States president, but popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency became positive after his retirement from politics and the publication of his memoirs He died in 1972 Many U.S scholars today rank him among the top ten presidents Truman s legendary upset victory in 1948 over Thomas E Dewey is routinely invoked by underdog presidential candidates.

    537 thoughts on “Memoirs, Vol 2: Years of Trial and Hope

    • Volume II picks up following the conclusion of the momentous year of 1945. This volume takes Truman through the next seven years until he retires in January of 1953, after serving not quite eight years as President. We see a more confident Truman emerge here. He is no longer hobbled by the fact that FDR kept him in the dark about virtually everything during Truman's three month vice-presidency. WWII is now over, the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan had already been made, and he had time [...]

    • With small exception, we can divide the world into two groups of nations : Large and / or industrialized ones and small and/ or non-industrialized ones.With no exception, since ancient time until now ,the first kind have been adopting imperialism as a mean to expanse their borders, enrich their national economies at the cost of vast destruction and suffering to the latter , through ,of course wagging wars among themselves and against the latter.Within the national borders, we can divide the peop [...]

    • Recaps the Truman presidency that started with the death of FDR at the end of World War II. Truman organizes the book by covering a separate topic into its own chapter, for instance, the first chapter is about the creation and organization of the Atomic Energy Commission. The largest portions of the book is directed toward the Korean War and the post WWI Cold War against the Russians. There is a impressive listing of accomplishments, the creation of the modern day Defense Department, the Office [...]

    • Give 'em hell, HarryLong winded and dry. They say history repeats itself. Maybe, at any rate Harry certainly does. Nonetheless, the events chronicled represent a very critical period in our nation's history. Being told from the perspective of the chief executive makes it even more relevant.President Truman had to deal with Russia, China and Korea in tense situations that could have resulted in WW-III. Planning for the coming atomic age, a steel industry strike, a rogue General MacArthur, legisla [...]

    • Superb book authored by a great president.The years after President Roosevelt died were filled with events requiring action and personal conviction. President Truman was responsible for dropping two atomic bombs on Japan to end the second world war. He had to make key decisions on Berlin, Greece, and Korea. President Truman was a simple man, yet, his legacy lives on for all of his contributions to our country. This book should required reading at all levels in our educational system.

    • Though such a memoir is clearly bound to present the author in a favorable light, this is a revealing, useful account by a president who faced a set of challenges and crises that easily match those confronted in any other era. Very worthwhile.

    • Truman brings his honesty and his biases to this review of his Presidential years. It is straightforward as he was.

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