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Truman Audiobook

Truman

Distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman - a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.
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Publisher's Summary

Hailed by critics as an American masterpiece, David McCullough's sweeping biography of Harry S Truman captured the heart of the nation. The life and times of the thirty-third President of the United States, Truman provides a deeply moving look at an extraordinary, singular American.

From Truman's small-town, turn-of-the-century boyhood and his transforming experience in the face of war in 1918, to his political beginnings in the powerful Pendergast machine and his rapid rise to prominence in the U.S. Senate, McCullough shows a man of uncommon vitality and strength of character. Here too is a telling account of Truman's momentous decision to use the atomic bomb and the weighty responsibilities that he was forced to confront on the dawning of a new age.

Distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman - a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.

©1992 David McCullough, All Rights Reserved; (P)1992 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner, Biography or Autobiography, 1993

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    Adam E Schussheim 04-02-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent but Expurgated"

    Very Good but I'd prefer if it was not abridged.

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    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 03-22-08
    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 03-22-08 Member Since 2007

    Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.

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    "Very enjoyable and educational"

    I was not sure if I would even be interested in Truman. David McCullough made me interested and I both enjoyed the book and learned a great deal from it.

    I wish there was an unabridged version.

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    Gordon Belmont, MA, USA 02-19-08
    Gordon Belmont, MA, USA 02-19-08
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    "Truman"

    It was a good overview of his life. Some important parts seem to have been left off in the abridgement, e.g., cold war, Berlin airlift.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Palos Verdes Estates, CA, United States 10-28-07
    Kelly Palos Verdes Estates, CA, United States 10-28-07
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    "Stellar history"

    This book keeps your interest and is wonderful in its flow and content. Never boring and very informative for people that enjoy history

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    Barbara Elgin, IL, USA 01-04-05
    Barbara Elgin, IL, USA 01-04-05 Member Since 2001
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    "Great"

    Learned a lot about history and a past president! Great entertainment!

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    Mitch Barrington, IL, USA 04-29-04
    Mitch Barrington, IL, USA 04-29-04
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    A great book by a great author about a great man. I've listened to it twice already and can't wait to start the third time.

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    Mark Murfreesboro, TN, USA 04-09-04
    Mark Murfreesboro, TN, USA 04-09-04
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    "President average Joe"

    I really enjoyed this depiction of the man who first steered the nation in its post-war course. Most astounding is that Truman was such an average man in so many ways: A farmer, a failed haberdasher, WWI artillery officer, bourbon drinking, and poker playing average Joe. The only detractor I have to pass on is that I found this unabridged version too detailed. For example, I have no interest in my new found knowledge of Margaret Truman's singing career.

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    Terry SLC, UT, USA 01-25-04
    Terry SLC, UT, USA 01-25-04
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    very well done... fully enjoyed it...

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    Homebound Charlotte, NC, United States 07-29-11
    Homebound Charlotte, NC, United States 07-29-11
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    "Very good but too brief"

    A very interesting life which erases the notion that HST was a machine politician. I wish it had not been abridged. I woud gladly have listened to more detail about McArthur's firing, the Marshall Plan, the Berlin airlift, the Truman doctrine, indeed all of the momentous contributions of this unique president. Also would have liked more on the family life. All in all, however, a "read" I could hardly put down.

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    Brett Johnson 04-22-10
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    "Awesome book"

    The only "bad" thing about this book, is that the abridged version should have been at least twice as long.

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