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  • 1945- year of needing an editor

    A more self back patting book, I do not remember reading. Started well, and downhill, should have been edited by 1/3.

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  • An insider's look: how and why World War II ended

    It would be difficult to conceive of a person better-prepared for the U.S. Presidency than Harry S. Truman, who assumed the office with the death f Franklin Roosevelt in April of 1945. Truman, as Senator from Missouri, was instrumental in the processes that ensured the USA entered World War II far better prepared than it had been for World War I. Truman's legendary candour flows so clearly out of the pages that one mentally hears Truman speaking his well-written narrative in his sharp Missouri show-me style. Truman's writing is both deeply personal and meticulously researched and documented, quoting verbatim, and frequently in full, from telegrams from Stalin, Churchill and others. The reader sees from the inside how and why the closing events of World War II played out the way they did, and what Truman candidly thought of the other key personalities that loom so large in the period's history. Truman's presidency spanned the end of history's defining conflict to the start of the prolonged boom of prosperity that marked the 1950s. Truman relates history without flowery language, and without wasting words. It's a recounting of how we got from where we were at the end of World War II to where we began when so many of us were being born after the War. Excellent!

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