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Truman. by  David McCullough - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 117749)

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Truman.

by McCullough, David

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992. Early printing of the historian's first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow writer Robertson Davies, "To Robertson Davies with warm regards from one of your devoted fans David McCullough (by way of David Ken, who started me on the path with Fifth Business Martha's Vineyard 1993." Robertson Davies was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best known and most popular authors and one of its most distinguished "men of letters." Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor. An exceptional association. Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of the thirty-third President of the United States. Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American. "A warm, affectionate and thoroughly captivating biography....the most thorough account of Truman's life yet to appear" (Alan Brinkley, The New York Times Book Review).

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The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson -- and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman's story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman's own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary "man from Missouri" who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
117749
Title
Truman.
Author
McCullough, David
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1992
Keywords
David McCullough Autograph, David McCullough Signed First Edition, David McCullough Truman Signed First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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