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Choosing Truman

The Democratic Convention Of 1944

Choosing Truman( )
Author: Ferrell, Robert H.
Series title:Give 'em Hell Harry Ser.
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:University of Missouri Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $25.00
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As Franklin D. Roosevelt's health deteriorated in the months leading up to the Democratic National Convention of 1944, Democratic leaders confronted a dire situation. Given the inevitability of the president's death during a fourth term, the choice of a running mate for FDR was of profound importance. The Democrats needed a man they could trust. They needed Harry S. Truman.

Robert Ferrell tells an engrossing tale of ruthless ambition, secret meetings, and party...
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Ferrell, Robert H. (Author)
Robert H. Ferrell is an American historian and author.

Ferrell received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1946 and a PhD from Yale University in 1951. He taught for many years at Indiana University in Bloomington. He has made several notable visiting professorships, including Yale University in 1955 and the Naval War College in 1974.

Ferrell served in the U. S. Armed Forces during the Second World War and was an intelligence analyst in during the Korean War.

He is the author of several books on Harry S. Truman as well as the diplomatic history of the United States Including: Peace in Their Time: The Origins of the Kellogg-Briand Pact (1952); Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman (1980); The Eisenhower Diaries (1981); Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-1921 (New American Nation Series) (1986); American Diplomacy: The Twentieth Century (1987); The Strange Deaths of President Harding (1996); Five Days in October: The Lost Battalion of World War I (2005); and Argonne Days in World War I (2007).


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