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Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

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In the bestselling tradition of Margaret Truman's biography Harry S. Truman, here are the 33rd U.S. President's fascinating theories and opinions on leadership and leaders, plus his picks for the best and worst presidents--all in his bluntly honest "give-em-hell" style.
Paperback, 404 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Grand Central Publishing (first published October 1989)
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Aaron Million
This isn't so much a book as a collection of President Harry Truman's views on former presidents interspersed with his commentary on the history of the country. Certainly partisan, as one would expect with Truman - who was famous for being honest and pulling no punches with people. The book was not particularly well-written, as Truman frequently repeats himself and jumps around - talking about presidents that he thought were very poor, then beginning a sort of American history lesson, only to go ...more
I am really glad I read this and will read it again sometime. I laughed quite a bit at his honest way of talking and this book is a wonderful history lesson written as if he stood in front of class and lectured or (as someone else mentioned) as if he's speaking across the kitchen table carrying on conversation. I learned a lot, too, about truths they skip teaching us in school. I haven't seen my 74 year old dad read a book but he's asked me for this one. I have a feeling that for him it will be ...more
Philip Blen
With every sentence you hear Truman's voice. A truly marvelous book. Through his writing about his peers, you glean what he was made of. It was a enjoyable book.

I love Harry's blunt, straight talking style. Who better to capture him in print than the apple of his eye.
Ross Rosenfeld
Absolutely fantastic book. Truman's voice really shines through.
An interesting read. Harry tells it like it is.
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Susana Carlson 1 1 Jan 24, 2014 01:55AM  
Mary Margaret Truman-Daniel, widely known throughout her life as "Margaret Truman", (February 17, 1924 — January 29, 2008) was an American singer who later became a successful writer. She was the only child of Harry S. Truman (33rd President of the United States) and his wife Bess.

Born in Independence, Missouri, she was christened Mary Margaret Truman (for her aunt Mary Jane Truman and her materna
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