The Soldier from Independence The Soldier from Independence

The Soldier from Independence

A Military Biography of Harry Truman, Volume 1, 1906-1919

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Publisher Description

Revealing the little-known facts of Harry Truman’s remarkable military performance, as a soldier and as a politician, The Soldier from Independence adds a whole new dimension to the already fascinating character of the thirty-third president of the United States. D. M. Giangreco shows how, as a field artillery battery commander in World War I, Truman was already making the hard decisions that he knew to be right, regardless of personal consequences. 

Truman oversaw the conclusion of the Second World War, stood up to Stalin, and met the test of North Korea’s invasion of the South. He also had the fortitude to defy Gen. Douglas MacArthur, one of America’s most revered wartime leaders, and ultimately fired the Far East commander, often characterized as the American Caesar. Filling in the details behind these world-changing events, this military biography supplies a heretofore missing—and critical—chapter in the story of one of the nation’s most important presidents. The Soldier from Independence recounts the World War I military adventure that would mark a turning point in the life of a humble man who would go on to become commander in chief.
  

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2018
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Potomac Books
SELLER
The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
SIZE
10.7
MB

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