A companion to Harry S. Truman by Daniel S. Margolies

By Daniel S. Margolies

With contributions from the main comprehensive students within the box, this attention-grabbing significant other to 1 of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historic determine, baby-kisser, president and strategist.

• Assembles a few of the best historians of their fields who examine serious elements of the Truman presidency
• offers new ways to the historiography of Truman and his policies
• contains a number of historiographic methodologies

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Perhaps he should have left the aging and ailing Marshall in retirement in September 1950, appointing instead a leading Republican to immunize his administration from the mounting assault from the McCarthyites (Kepley, 1988: 79–80; Casey, 2008: 73–4, 86–7). If these particular decisions were finely balanced – for Acheson and Marshall, whatever their growing political vulnerability, were deeply impressive and highly valued public servants – there have been fewer doubts about Truman’s willingness to retain his White House aides like Donald Dawson and Harry Vaughan when they became tarnished with corruption allegations.

Were increasingly perceived as anachronistic by Americans . . Unlike Estes Kefauver, Adlai Stevenson, and later John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman did not recognize the greater importance of adapting to the more candidate-centered, participatory, and telegenic methods, tactics, and processes of intraparty politics in order to be effective” (p. 205). Kefauver, Stevenson, and Kennedy were also more charismatic and inspiring than the plain-speaking, common man who occupied the White House after Roosevelt’s death, and this has been another criticism leveled against Truman, especially by students of American liberalism.

New York. S. (1960) Truman Speaks. New York. Truman, M. (1973) Harry S. Truman. New York. Truman, M. ) (1981) Letters from Father: The Truman Family’s Personal Correspondence. New York. D. (1999) Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War. Westport, CT. Whelan, R. (1990) Drawing the Line: The Korean War, 1950–1953. New York. H. ) (1980) Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman. New York. Gallen, D. (1994) The Quotable Truman. New York. Chapter Two RHETORIC AND STYLE OF TRUMAN’S LEADERSHIP Steven Casey In the past century, public leadership has become one of the president’s most crucial and time-consuming jobs.

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