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Truman: Makes me wish I could still be a Democrat
August 01, 2012
Why I had never read "Truman" is beyond me. Maybe it was the length or the often slow beginning to the book. However, after, staying with the book it turns magical. Suddenly, we have a man who goes from losing a haberdashery after the war to one of the most fitting men to ever serve as President of the United States. His character, flaws and all, make us fill as we have all been so often told "anyone can become president." His methodical record keeping and writings give us such an insight into the American story and psyche of 1940-1970. Thank you David McCullough for spending 10 years to get it right! You have portrayed this man and his family as I truly believe they were. What a great read! Truman was the poster child for what a Democrat should be; I could vote Democrat again if we had such another person again.
October 14, 2010
I think this is by far David McCullough's best! I would have loved to meet Harry S. Truman. McCullough has written a very involved, very detailed accounting of HST's life. The ideals and the manner in which HST lived his life should be an inspiration to all -- especially current day politicians. Great Read!