Bess Truman

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - We are there during harry's ascent to the Senate, the vice presidency, and after the death of Franklin D. Harry truman was a farmer's son to whom Bess always seemed out of reach. It also is the heartwarming story of an enduring love and a remarkable political partnership. Bess wallace was born in 1885 in Independence, Missouri, into a secure world full of strong ideas.

And we see history from the inside out as the lives of harry and bess evoke the great events of the Truman era - the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the stunning upset of Thomas Dewey, the firing of Douglas MacArthur at the height of the Korean War, the vicious McCarthy hearings, and much more.

Bess Truman #ad - And we are there during sickness, and triumph, tragedy, as well as the Trumans' final years in Independence. Bess truman recreates the human drama of an extraordinary woman and a man who became one of America's most beloved presidents. And for sixty-nine years, Harry would be the center of her life. Margaret truman has been able to draw on her own personal reminiscences and a treasure trove of letters never before published - more than 1, 000 from Bess found after her death and several hundred from Harry - to bring her mother and father wonderfully alive.

Roosevelt, to the White House itself. The astonishing story of Bess Truman and her love for her husband, Harry, as only their daughter could tell it. Bess truman is more than a rare, intimate, and surprising portrait of a famous First Lady who kept her deepest feelings - and considerable influence on President Truman - hidden from public view.

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First Mothers: The Women Who Shaped the Presidents

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - From formidably aristocratic sara delano roosevelt to diehard Democrat Martha Truman, and hard-living Virginia Clinton Kelley, champion athlete Dorothy Bush, Angelo blends these women's stories with the texture of their lives and with colorful details of their times. Bonnie angelo, thoughts, a veteran reporter and writer for Time, has captured the daily lives, and feelings of the remarkable women who played such a large role in developing the characters of the modern American presidents.

First mothers is an in-depth look at the special mother-son relationships that nurtured and helped propel the last twelve American presidents to the pinnacle of power.

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A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland

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Random House #ad - Along the river and in the surrounding hills, ” brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded—from childhood to love, and beyond—he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, marriage, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood, the early days in broadcast journalism, yet forever affected by it.

Much like the assertive TV newsman himself. Los angeles times “Brokaw writes with disarming honesty. The atlanta journal-constitution “Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers. Richmond Times-Dispatch. Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.

A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland #ad - People “Breezy and straightforward. Reflections on america and the american experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty yearsFrom his parents’ life in the Thirties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time.

Tom brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, the people, and of the family, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. People and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood. Brokaw.

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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Edgar hoover, Andy Warhol, and Anne Frank. Distinguished cultural historian John F. An elucidating cultural history of Hollywood’s most popular child star…a must-read. Bill desowitz, usa todayFor four consecutive years she was the world’s box-office champion. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers, among them J.

Kasson shows how, amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. With her image appearing in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily, she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world.

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Harry Truman

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - The most important people in his life were his wife, sister, daughter, and mother. Harry truman had to address some of the most difficult problems any president has faced: He assumed the presidency during wartime, conducted negotiations with Joseph Stalin, initiated the Marshall Plan, and dismissed General Douglas MacArthur, oversaw the Berlin Blockade, made the decision to drop the atopic bomb, America's most revered military leader.

Harry truman was also a family man. His letters to them contain fascinating descriptions and details of the leaders and events that were changing the world. Margaret truman's understanding of both the political and personal aspects of her father's life make this book an essential and fascinating volume for anyone interested in American history.

Harry Truman #ad - Her perspective on his career - from his early days in Independence, Missouri, subsequent election as vice president, to serving in the Senate, and years as president - is unique and compelling. The book provides a rare inside view into the presidency during a critical moment in the nation's history. In this number-one new york times bestselling book, Harry Truman, Margaret Truman gives a moving and intimate portrait of her father, one of America's greatest presidents.

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Clark Gable: A Biography

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Crown Archetype #ad - Selznick, lana turner, judy garland, spencer tracy, Jean Harlow, and Grace Kelly—as well as a vivid sense of the glamour and excess of mid-century Hollywood. From the Trade Paperback edition. Clark gable arrived in hollywood after a rough-and-tumble youth, big-boned, and his breezy, everyman persona quickly made him the town’s king.

Harris gives an exceptionally acute portrait of one of the most memorable actors in the history of motion pictures—whose intimates included such legends as Marilyn Monroe, Loretta Young, Joan Crawford, David O. He was a gambler among gamblers, a heavy drinker in the days when everyone drank seemingly all the time, and a lover to legions of the most attractive women in the most glamorous business in the world, including the great love of his life, Carole Lombard.

Clark Gable: A Biography #ad - In this well-researched and revealing biography, Warren G.

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1946-52: Years of Trial and Hope

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - Written with the same honesty and passion that made the first volume of Harry S. Truman's memoirs - 1945: year of decision - so compelling, this book explores in detail the extraordinary problems the president had to face in the years after World War II. Truman recounts the story of the explosive china situation and George Marshall's patient and brilliant handling of it - and examines the creation of the Truman Doctrine, the history of the Marshall Plan, the Berlin airlift, and the enormously complicated problem of creating a Jewish homeland.

1946-52: Years of Trial and Hope #ad - The climax of years of trial and hope comes with truman's dramatic discussion of the Korean War and his dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur for repeatedly refusing to follow orders from both the Joints Chiefs of Staff and the president himself. He also talks about his decision to not run for the presidency in 1952, offering his strong opinions about the Stevenson and Eisenhower campaigns, and concluding with a memorable account of his White House meeting with President-elect Eisenhower shortly before the end of his term.

Filled with astute observations of major historical events and the leaders who shaped them, Truman offers readers an incisive look at postwar American history.

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Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life

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Random House #ad - Roosevelt, think again. You can’t properly understand FDR the man without reading this landmark study. Douglas brinkley, professor of history at Rice University “Persico’s exploration of FDR’s emotional life is fascinating. Usa todayin franklin and Lucy, acclaimed author and historian Joseph E. Just when you thought you knew everything about Franklin D.

We come to see more clearly how fdr’s infidelity contributed to eleanor roosevelt’s eventual transformation from a repressed Victorian to perhaps the greatest American woman of her century; how FDR’s strong-willed mother helped to strengthen his resolve in overcoming personal and public adversity; and how both paramours and platonic friends completed the world that FDR inhabited.

Franklin and Lucy: President Roosevelt, Mrs. Rutherfurd, and the Other Remarkable Women in His Life #ad - He understands that lucy mercer helped FDR awaken his capacity for love and compassion, and thus helped him become the man to whom the nation will be eternally in debt. The washington post book world“A stylish and well-written book filled with interesting characters, marital dramas and spylike subterfuge.

Chicago tribune“a powerful narrative that rarely fails to pull you along to the next chapter. Louisville Courier-Journal“Utterly absorbing. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

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New Word City, Inc. #ad - In this frank book, about the best and worst presidents, the thirty-third president of the United States speaks directly about the office of the presidency, and his own experience holding office. Nearly every page contains a "Trumanism" - an unexpected insight, a little-known anecdote, or a pithy piece of wisdom.

Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman #ad - Truman writes about moments in presidential history with a warmth and sincerity that brings figures from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt to life. Willing to write frankly about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, but humble about his own impact on history, Truman offers a unique perspective on American history.

His topics range from "do-nothing presidents" to the way he felt military service undermined a leader's ability to command a country to his admiration for Abraham Lincoln. Harry truman was a man of common sense and uncommon insights.

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Enchantment

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Crown Archetype #ad - But despite her international fame and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF,  Audrey was also known for her intense privacy. The turbulent romances of her youth, and the thrills and terrors of motherhood prepared Audrey for the final chapter in her life, her profound sympathy for the plight of hungry children, as she devoted herself entirely to the charity efforts of an organization that had once come to her rescue at the end of the war: UNICEF.

Donald spoto offers remarkable insights into her professional and personal relationships with her two husbands, Robert Anderson, and with celebrities such as Gregory Peck, William Holden, Cary Grant, Peter O’Toole, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire, Albert Finney and Ben Gazzara. A friend and inspiration to renowned designer Hubert de Givenchy, Audrey also emerged as a fashion icon and her influence on women’s fashion virtually unparalleled to this day.

Enchantment #ad - . While her name is synonymous with elegance, funny and deeply moving biography, style and grace, this poignant, reveals the private Audrey Hepburn and invites readers to fall in love with her all over again. Over the course of her extraordinary life and career, Audrey captured hearts around the world and created a public image that stands as one of the most recognizable and beloved in recent memory.

She would go on to star in some of the most popular movies of the twentieth century, Funny Face, Sabrina, The Nun’s Story, including Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady. With unprecedented access to studio archives, friends and colleagues who knew and loved Audrey, bestselling author Donald Spoto provides an intimate and moving account of this beautiful, elusive and talented woman.

Tracing her astonishing rise to stardom, from her harrowing childhood in Nazi-controlled Holland during World War II to her years as a struggling ballet dancer in London and her Tony Award–winning Broadway debut in Gigi, Spoto illuminates the origins of Audrey’s tenacious spirit and fiercely passionate nature.

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Just Jackie: Her Private Years

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Ballantine Books #ad - In this journalistic tour de force, bestselling author Edward Klein, a friend of Jacqueline Onassis's for many years, takes us behind the public image to give us a story that has never been told before. Many people break their silence here for the first time. Much more than a portrait of a famous celebrity, just jackie: HER PRIVATE YEARS captures the essence of a captivating woman whose passion for wealth was matched only by her deep need for privacy.

From the Paperback edition. For this myth-shattering portrait, the associates of aristotle Onassis, Klein has amassed a wealth of exclusive information from private documents and correspondence; FBI files; and hundreds of interviews with Jackie's friends, and people familiar with her longtime companion, the mysterious diamond merchant Maurice Tempelsman.

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