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Ascent to power : how Truman emerged from Roosevelt's shadow and remade the world  Cover Image Book Book

Ascent to power : how Truman emerged from Roosevelt's shadow and remade the world / David L. Roll.

Roll, David L., 1940- (author.). Ward, Jeffrey L., (cartographer.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593186443
  • ISBN: 9780593186442
  • Physical Description: 531 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Map by Jeffrey L. Ward"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-467) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Death and rebirth -- Over the rainbow -- Go all out for Truman -- Best he could do -- Unprepared -- Second coming in wrath -- Bearing the unbearable -- Had enough? -- Transformation -- Lift every voice -- Politics of 1948 -- Pour it on, Harry -- Now it's my fight -- Liberator -- Grips to the attic.
Summary, etc.:
"The fascinating story behind the most consequential presidential transition in US history, from Franklin Roosevelt to Harry Truman, and the legacy Truman struggled to overcome to lead America into a new, post-war world."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1945-1953.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Killingworth Library Association.


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Killingworth Library Association 973.918 ROL (Text) 33420157360786 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/05/2024

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