Harry S. Truman by Margaret TrumanIt was refreshing to read about a President, from the perspective of a Daughter, you can tell that she adores her father. the book is filled with letters and document backing up her theories and conclusions. She is very biased about her fathers history and record, but the facts are well researched and documented. Harry Truman was a great President and Commander in Chief, and yet he is the only world Leader ever to authorize the use of an Atomic bomb against civilians and military targets. He also relieved a popular General of his command. Politics have not changed, President Truman had to fight the hostile press and a hostile congress, and accusations from Senator McCarthy about him being to weak on communist regimes and having communist in his cabinet. This is a very good book and I encourage political junkies and Presidential enthusiasts to read it.
A Profile of Harry S Truman, Thirty-Third President of the U.S.
Harry S. Truman was born on May 8, , in Lamar, Missouri. He took over the presidency upon Franklin D. Roosevelt's death on April 12, He was then elected in his own right in Following are ten key facts that are important to understanding the life and presidency of the 33rd president of the United States.
Truman actually had no middle name? His parents gave him the middle initial S to honor and please his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. From that moment on, the 33rd President signed his name Harry S. Truman or put all the letters in his name together as in HarrySTruman. On April 12, , less than three months as vice president, Harry S. Truman was sworn in as the 33rd President of the United States following the unexpected death of Roosevelt.
What are some interesting and important facts about his presidency? And what are some cool, fun facts about the man? The dates of his presidency span April 12, to January 20, Our fun facts and trivia begin with the following info:. Harry Truman Facts for Kids The following fact sheet provides a fast overview and fun facts about the Harry Truman Presidency with interesting and important information about some important events and accomplishments of his presidency.
Truman was born on May 8, in Lamar, Missouri. He grew up on farms and in his family settled in Independence, Missouri. He had bad eyesight from a youth but he loved to read having been taught by his mother. He especially liked history and government. He was an excellent piano player.
Truman was born on May 8, in Lamar, Missouri. Truman was a war hero who saw action in battle. Truman wanted to go to West Point, but poor eyesight kept him from the academy. Truman worked at several jobs, including running a sewing supply shop, farming, and clerking at a bank, until he became a county judge in Missouri. Kansas City political boss Tom Pendergast was turned down by four other possible candidates in when he sought a candidate to support for a U. Senate election. Truman won office by actively hitting the campaign trail.