President Harry Truman ‘Had Greatness Thrust Upon Him’

The life of President Harry Truman, summed up in this 30-minute biography.
Sources/Further reading:
Interesting British obituary from 1972, lots of good details: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti… Excellent in-depth overview from the Miller Center (multiple chapters): https://millercenter.org/president/tr… Interesting NYT review of a book on Truman: https://www.nytimes.com/1992/06/21/bo… Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/… Official White House synopsis: https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-… Truman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/museum/… Meuse-Argonne offensive: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-h… 1920 depression: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-depr… Tom Pendergast and the Pendergast Machine: https://pendergastkc.org/article/decl… Truman and the Iron Curtain speech: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-h… Marshall Plan: https://www.britannica.com/event/Mars… 1948 election: https://www.history.com/news/dewey-de… Berlin airlift: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-h… Presidents ranked: https://www.c-span.org/presidentsurve… Truman on race: https://apnews.com/ab0d537a112c355437…


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