Outstanding book, well narrated and thoroughly researched. Truman was a man of virtue, honesty, self- assurance, humility and great foresight. His presidency will go down as one of the best. He was faced with decisions most presidents never face both domestic and foreign. As a Conservative, I have great respect for his values and willingness to serve his country in a noble way.
I've never read a book about a President. I never knew much at all about Harry S. Truman. I am a much wealthier man now having done so. Thank you Mr. McCullough for taking the time needed to pass along the detail of this man and his wonderful life.
although this is one of the longest books I have ever read, it felt like one of the shortest. I have a whole new perspective on H.S.T. after reading his biography. I Highly recommend it to anyone who has an sort of interest in American history.
Absolutely fascinating account of the life and times of Harry S Truman. Get the complete edition. You will be glad you did. The only downside is that you won't want to put it down. Recommended for anyone who has an interest in American or world history.
There was nothing about this book, including the excellent narration, that I did not love. I especially cherished the narrator's voice for Harry himself and how it conveyed Truman's personality.
As for the man himself - Harry S. Truman - he was, and now is in my mind and heart, far above the mediocre measure to which my own ignorance had assigned him.
Truman is an engaging work that is well written and excellently performed. This is no short story, coming in somewhere over 900 pages, but I found myself interested and engaged through to the end. It is worth the considerable time donation, especially in the politically turbulent times we find ourselves in today to consider the success and failure of those that lived before us. 5 stars for a great book about a strong and able president. Well worth the listen!
Truman is another one of those people in school that received about 10 minutes of time. We were told his name, the bomb, and a few other details. Like most of what I learned in school, there was so much more to the man and the time. Good read. Enjoyed the book and we get a look at what was going on at the White House at a very historic time in history.
McCullough's biography of Truman is an enjoyable, detailed, and inspiring account of the American Presidency. Excellent Narration. Only complaint is length. However, the style of both the biographer and narrator make it a story worth the investment.