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Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman

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This book contains the private papers of Harry S. Truman, in and out of the White House, beginning in 1945 and ending in November 1971, when only a few months of life remained and the retired president's days had become so constricted that he ran out of things to write about. The Truman diary is frank, rambunctious, full of life, but no less full of a sense of duty at leas ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Learned a lot from this book. It gave a rare glimpse at the man behind the Office. Highly recommend.
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Really good read. Did not change my perspective of Truman but added to my overall knowledge
Peter Tillman
Interesting but repetitious. THE Truman book is still Plain speaking : an oral biography of Harry S. Truman, by the late Merle Miller.

It was interesting the number of visitors that, HST noted, had "told him how to run the country." I expect every new President gets an earful of those....
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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 Stat
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