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Man of the People: Life of Harry S. Truman Hardcover – 26 Oct 1995
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his subject shines through almost every page ... Man of the People is the best of the Truman biographies ,.,, Professor Hamby shows a sure touch in describing Truman's feelings about people and events. (Christopher Andrew, Sunday Telegraph)
Hamby offers the most thorough analysis yet of Truman's pre-presidential life ... There is a rich documentary record from the early post-war era, and an impressive scholarly literature devoted to it. (Noam Chomsky, The Guardian)
The parts of Alonzo Hamby's biography which deal with Truman's background ... contain its most valuable insights ... Hamby's immersion in the Truman archives results in a meticulous re-creation of Truman's early life which makes the later Truman recognizable and understandable. For anyone who wants to understand local American politics, this book is a primer. (Times Literary Supplement)
This biography covers Truman's early years as well as his presidential tenure and beyond. It provides a detailed account of the US President's political as well as personal life. Throughout, Truman is shown to be emblematic of American democracy during the first half of the 20th century.See all Product description
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