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Truman: The Rise To Power

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 536 pages
Published by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Jim Gallen
May 27, 2015 Jim Gallen rated it really liked it
Harry Truman’s pre-presidential career usually is covered fairly quickly in his biographies but it is the sole focus of “Truman: The Rise To Power”. It covers the whole story from the Missouri frontier to school days, on the farm and through the War, the establishment and failure of his haberdashery and the beginnings of his political career up to the day of his presidential oath.

It is quite a saga with a few surprising twists. It is the story of a boy whose glasses kept him out of the rough and
May 29, 2013 Sam rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, local
The idea of writing a review of this book is daunting - I had to set it down for two months while I took a class, and it so informationally dense, that I'm certain I didn't retain enough to do it justice. So let me instead make some remarks which may prove useful.

This is a warts-and-all depiction of pre-presidential Truman. Being myself from Independence, I'd grown up with the standard image of the smiling, outgoing, little dynamo. Miller's depiction adds new dimension to our popular impression
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