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Author Moskin, J. Robert.

Title Mr. Truman's war : the final victories of World War II and the birth of the postwar world / J. Robert Moskin
Published New York : Random House, [1996]


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Description xvii, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary Mr. Truman's War tells, for the first time, the full tumultuous story of the beginning of Harry Truman's presidency. In this brief, dramatic period, the man from Missouri made the awesome decisions for the final victories of World War II and the controversial judgments that led the world into our era. These five months encompassed not only destruction and defeat of the Nazis' Thousand-Year Reich and the Empire of Japan, but the dropping of the first atomic bomb, the birth of the United Nations, the death of colonialism, and the beginning of the Cold War. Mr. Truman's War reaches its climax in Tokyo Bay as the Japanese surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri. During five tense and surprise-filled months, as this book vividly shows, Harry Truman became the most confident and powerful leader in the world. Mr. Truman's War is the captivating chronicle of a momentous transition and the people who shaped it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-368) and index
Subject Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945.
LC no. 95046449
ISBN 067940936X