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The Truman Era: 1945–1952 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times #3)

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Muckraking journalist I.F. Stone chronicles the beginning of the Cold War in this collection of newspaper columns, charting the dangerous foreign policy and suppression of domestic dissent presided over by the mediocre machine politician in the White House.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 24th 1988 by Little Brown & Company (Boston) (first published 1953)
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My first exposure to I.F. Stone was finding his history of the Korean War at the Maine South library whilst I was trying to find and read everything they had about psychedelics. Stone's book distracted me from the project, it being so different an account of that conflict from what I'd been taught that it's very unorthodoxy had me captivated.

The second exposure beyond many mentions of him and occasional pieces by him in such periodicals as Commonweal, The New Republic, The Nation, The Progressiv
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Isidor Feinstein Stone (better known as I.F. Stone or Izzy Stone) was an American investigative journalist.

He is best remembered for his self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone's Weekly, which was ranked 16th in a poll of his fellow journalists of "The Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century."
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Other Books in the Series

A Nonconformist History of Our Times (6 books)
  • The War Years: 1939–1945 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #1)
  • The Hidden History of the Korean War: 1950–1951 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #2)
  • The Haunted Fifties: 1953–1963 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #4)
  • In a Time of Torment: 1961–1967 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #5)
  • Polemics and Prophecies: 1967–1970 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #6)

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