4,359Oct 28, 2013
First Lady Bess Truman
William Seale and Nicole Anslover talked about the life and influence of first lady Bess Truman and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Bess Truman earned a staff salary ...
2,547Jun 29, 1992
Book Discussion on Truman
Mr. McCullough discussed his book, Truman published by Simon and Schuster. He discussed his research for the book, which is an exhaustive biography of the former president, spanning ...
2,166Oct 18, 1999
Life Portrait of Harry S. Truman
In the thirty-second in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Harry S. Truman. Among the issues addressed were his rise to office after the death of ...
1,936Mar 8, 2012
Relationship Between President Truman and General MacArthur
This week, Professor Eliot Cohen examines the relationship between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur. In 1951, during the Korean War, President Truman relieved General ...
1,764Dec 4, 2012
Clifton Truman Daniel in Hiroshima
President Truman’s eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, talked about his trip to Japan in August 2012, the first ever for a Truman. He arrived in Hiroshima as the city prepared to mark ...
1,746Oct 14, 2011
After Words with Clifton Truman Daniel
Clifton Truman Daniel talked about his book, Dear Harry, Love Bess, a collection of letters between his grandparents, President Harry Truman and his wife, Bess Truman. Mr. Daniel ...
1,642Sep 21, 2007
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library
The third in a series on presidential libraries focused on Harry S. Truman’s life and career using rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected ...
1,633Jan 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Daring Young Men
Richard Reeves, presented a history of the Berlin Airlift (May 1948-June 1949). Utilizing previously unpublished documents and numerous interviews, he focused on the exploits of American airmen ...
1,450Oct 23, 2012
Q&A with Aida Donald
Aida Donald, author of Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, discussed how the 33rd president’s early career was characterized by his efforts to remain honest despite the ...
1,275Jan 20, 1949
President Truman Inauguration
Newsreel footage of President Harry Truman’s inaugural ceremony on January 20, 1949 was shown courtesy of the Truman Presidential Library. The Universal Newsreel features highlights of ...
1,251May 6, 2009
Book Discussion on Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure
Matthew Algeo talked about his book Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip, published by the Chicago Review Press. In his book he retraces ...
1,250Apr 26, 2012
First Ladies Through the Eyes of Descendants
Descendants of First Ladies Lou Hoover, Bess Truman and Betty Ford-including a great-granddaughter, a grandson and a daughter-recall life as members of a presidential family and the impact on their ...
1,231Sep 24, 2009
Presidents Truman and Reagan and the Cold War
Robert Dallek and James Mann talked about their books on Presidents Truman and Reagan. The two presidents bookend-ed The Cold War, which ended twenty years previously with fall of the Soviet ...
1,191Dec 1, 1950
President Truman Korean War Address
President Truman addressed the nation on why the U.S. must intervene in the Korean War.
1,176May 14, 2010
President Truman and General MacArthur
Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur led ...
1,065Oct 22, 2008
Book Discussion on Harry S. Truman
Historian Roberrt Dallek talked about his book Harry S. Truman: The 33rd President, 1945-1953, part of The American Presidents Series (Times Books; September 2, 2008). Mr. Dallek ...
997Jun 13, 1991
Book Discussion on Counsel to the President: A Memoir
Former Secretary of Defense Clifford described in his book his rise
from an attorney to a close adviser to Presidents Truman, Johnson,
and Kennedy. He shared his insights into many of ...
938Apr 26, 1999
Harry Truman and the 1948 Election
Harold Gullen talked about the 1948 presidential election. Late on election night, 1948, it was thought that Thomas Dewey had defeated Truman, but final returns showed that Truman was the ...
885May 8, 2000
Book Discussion on The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
Mr. Karabell discussed his book The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election, published by Alfred Knopf. The book details the last election before television changed ...
883Feb 20, 2012
Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower
This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World War II ...
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