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Harry S. Truman


David McCullough published an excellent biography on Truman in 1992.
  33rd President of the United States on Roosevelt’s death in 1945 and was elected President in 1948; authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan, instituted the Truman Doctrine to contain communism (1884-1972)
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[Truman] was a folksy, unassuming president. He popularized such phrases as "The buck stops here" and "If you can’t stand the heat, you better get out of the kitchen." ...  At one point in his second term, near the end of the Korean War, Truman’s public opinion ratings reached the lowest point yet recorded for any United States president. (George W. Bush eventually recorded lower approval marks.) Despite negative public opinion during his term in office, popular and scholarly assessments of his presidency became more positive after his retirement from politics and the publication of Truman’s memoirs. U.S. scholars today rank him among the top ten best presidents. Truman’s legendary upset victory in 1948 over Thomas E. Dewey is routinely invoked by underdog presidential candidates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Truman  (retrieved 9/26/08)
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  • We’ll go by the White House, we might even get a look at Harry Truman—"
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • For Dad, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the Antichrist, Harry Truman the vice-Antichrist, and UMWA chief John L. Lewis was Lucifer himself.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Unfortunately, Harry Truman declined to receive the petitioners and refused to accept the petition.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima

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  • We are now prepared to obliterate more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have above ground in any city, said Harry Truman.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He paused at an oil painting of Harry S. Truman and tried to imagine the man undergoing the rites, rituals, and studies required to become a Mason.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Harry Truman, of all people, comes to mind, when he said, concerning his administration’s programs, "We’ll just try them —and if they don’t work — why then we’ll just try something else."
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I sat down and started to explain how Harry Truman had become President.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Behind Kennedy stand Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Harry Truman.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Edgar hates Harry Truman, he would like to see him writhing on a parquet floor, felled by chest pains, but he can hardly fault the President’s timing.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • The first time I ever slept in the same quarters with African-Americans or took orders from African-Americans was at Parris Island in Marine Corps boot camp, and it was the political courage of one man, President Harry Truman, who ended the racial segregation of the U.S. military because he believed that fairness is at the heart of our values as a nation.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • HARRY TRUMAN IN THE SPRING OF 1998, six boys called to me from half a century ago on a distant mountain and I went there.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • His bitter political enemy, Harry Truman, would say when the Senator died: "He and I did not agree on public policy, but he knew where I stood and I knew where he stood.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • 1 percent—almost six points higher than Eisenhower’s and a whopping 25 points higher than Harry Truman’s.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Eighteen months ago, Walker was asked to leave the army after telling a newspaper reporter that Harry Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt were most likely Communists.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • One visitor, in the fall of 1948, was Harry S. Truman, storming through his legendary reelection campaign.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Lily Rumfoord shuddered, went on pretending to read the Harry Truman thing.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • And the Treasury Department did not believe in a gradual start: On the following day the three were to meet the new President, Harry Truman, in the White House.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • ’ One of the things Rumfoord had told Lily to get in Boston was a copy of President Harry S. Truman’s announcement to the world that an atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Doc Bradley, Harry Truman, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes with the Seventh Bond Tour poster.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • At the end of the boys’ meeting with Harry Truman, Treasury Secretary Morgenthau lingered with the new President—just long enough to present him with some dire numbers.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • And what Harry Truman said, really, was nothing different from the practical, pragmatic attitude of any laboratory scientist or any engineer or any mechanic when he’s not thinking "objectively" in the course of his daily work.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • In late July, the Big Three leaders of the Allied nations—Winston Churchill of Great Britain, Harry Truman of the United States, and Josef Stalin of the Soviet Union—met in Potsdam to map out the closure of the Pacific War.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Critic, journalist, feminist, and novelist REBECCA WEST is perhaps best known for her studies of the Nazi war crimes trials in Nuremberg, for which President Harry Truman called her "the world’s best reporter.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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