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 Harry S. Truman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Truman's presidency was very eventful, seeing the dropping of atomic bombs in Japan, the end of World War II, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the beginning of the Cold War, the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces, the formation of the United Nations, the second red scare, and most of the Korean War.
Truman was a folksy, unassuming president, and popularized phrases such as "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." He exceeded the low expectations many had at the beginning of his administration, and developed a reputation as a strong, capable leader.
Truman, who had been a supporter of the Zionist movement as early as 1939, was a key figure in the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harry_S._Truman   (3569 words)

 Character Above All: Harry S. Truman Essay
Truman has experience as wide a range of American life as had any president, and in that sense he was well prepared.
Truman and his green troops thought it could be the start of a gas attack and rushed about trying frantically not only to get their own gas masks on, but to get masks on the horses as well.
Truman, thrown by his horse, had been nearly crushed when the horse fell on him.
www.pbs.org /newshour/character/essays/truman.html   (1096 words)

 American President
Truman served one term, was defeated for a second, and then became presiding judge in 1926, a position he held until 1934.
Truman won the presidential nomination of a severely divided Democratic party in the summer of 1948 and faced New York’s Republican governor Thomas Dewey in the general election.
Truman’s popularity sank during his second term, due largely to accusations of corruption, charges that the administration was “soft on communism,” and the stalemated Korean War.
www.americanpresident.org /history/harrytruman   (1662 words)

 Truman: HST Biography
Truman was promoted to Captain and given command of the regiment's Battery D. He and his unit saw action in the Vosges, Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns.
Truman was elected in 1922, to be one of three judges of the Jackson County Court.
Central to almost everything Truman undertook in his foreign policy was the desire to prevent the expansion of the influence of the Soviet Union.
www.trumanlibrary.org /hst-bio.htm   (1111 words)

Truman was born in 1884 and it would have been natural for him to be a racist as it was part of southern culture then.
Truman could not even persuade Congress to finance the FEPC - but his time was occupied with world-wide issues and perhaps his mind was on more international issues than this one in Washington DC.
Truman called for the implementation of all the recommendations in his State of the Union speeches of 1947 and 1948.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /Truman.htm   (1553 words)

 Crotchety Harry Truman remains an icon of the eruption   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Truman remains an icon of the eruption 20 years after he died at his Mount St. Helens Lodge on the shore of Spirit Lake.
Truman became the focus of the national media in the days before the eruption, a rugged individual who enjoyed the solitude of the raw frontier, true to himself as he ended 83 years of life with one last act of defiance.
Truman was married three times, divorcing twice and outliving his cherished third wife of 30 years, Eddie, who was his match in fiber and tenacity.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /mountsthelens/hary11.shtml   (1188 words)

 President Harry Truman: Health & Medical History
As a child, Truman was diagnosed with a rare eye problem, "flat eyeballs." He wore thick glasses beginning at age eight, after his mother noticed he was able to see the large print in the family Bible, but unable to see objects at a distance.
Wallace Graham, recalled: "whenever President Truman would get into tight pinches, or really clutched up, he would have a little bubbling in the lungs, and he would have a little rale [a lung sound often caused by fluid in the lungs] at the base of his lungs" [6].
Truman had fallen on ice during one of his morning walks about a year after his gall bladder operation, with no serious consequences.
www.doctorzebra.com /prez/g33.htm   (1588 words)

 Harry S. Truman: Presidency
Truman took an increasingly tough stand against what he considered to be the threat of Communist expansion in S and W Europe.
Truman dismissed the charges of internal subversion as a “red herring”; in 1950 the McCarran Internal Security Act, which provided for the registration of Communist and Communist-front organizations, was passsed over Truman's veto.
Truman's administration was blamed by many for the collapse of the regime of Chiang Kai-shek (toward which the administration had been cool) and the victory of the Communists in China (1949).
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0861642.html   (854 words)

 The Truman Show. A Hollywood Jesus visual film review.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The sailboat Truman takes to the edge of the world is named "Santa Maria" obviously for Christ's mother Mary (the carrier of the Messiah) and the name of the lead ship of Columbus' fleet that discovered the new world (at least for Southern Europe!).
As Truman regains consciousness and is determined to raise the sail once again, he pulls himself upright by clutching the sail precisely at the number.
Truman has not yet been released here but it was movies like "It's a wonderful life" that led to my life long interest in Philosophy that I have only now had the opportunity to pursue in earnest.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /truman.htm   (6080 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Truman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Truman was a compromise candidate for vice president, almost an accidental president after Roosevelt's death 12 weeks into his second term.
Truman's stunning come-from-behind victory in the 1948 election showed how his personal qualities of integrity and straightforwardness were appreciated by ordinary Americans, perhaps, as McCullough notes, because he was one himself.
Truman won without softening his record--for example, he was the first candidate to stump in Harlem, as the book notes.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671869205?v=glance   (2073 words)

 Harry Truman and Independence, Missouri --Reading 3
Truman felt that these programs were not only good for people of the nation and his state, but on a more personal level, that they would also assist his friends and family back in Independence.
Truman soon realized that the real work done by the Senate "was carried out by unassuming and conscientious men, not by those who managed to get the most publicity."¹ He was a hard-working Senator who applied what he had learned on the local level in the committees on which he served.
Truman had been in the job for only 82 days when President Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/103truman/103facts3.htm   (991 words)

 WhiteHouseTapes.org: About the Truman Tapes
There are approximately ten hours of recordings from the Truman administration that were recorded between 1945 and 1947, with the bulk of the recordings dating from 1945.
Romagna recalled Truman authorizing him to record his May 23, 1945, press conference, stating that Truman “was curious to know how the machine would perform.” [3] Truman went downstairs afterward to listen to his recording with Romagna, a Secret Service technician, and Matt Connolly, his appointments secretary.
In all cases, Truman would inform the person on the other end that his aide was on an extension and taking notes.
www.whitehousetapes.org /pages/tapes_hst.htm   (774 words)

 President Truman - Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library
The Truman Library Institute is the not-for-profit partner of the Truman Library.
In January 2004, the Truman museum opened "Harry S. Truman: His Life and Times," a 4,500 square foot permanent exhibition that presents the life of Harry Truman through a series of stories richly illustrated with personal memorabilia, fascinating video clips of the Truman family, and engaging interactive activities for children.
It joined "Harry S. Truman: The Presidential Years" an 11,000 square foot permanent exhibition that focuses on the Truman Presidency, with a particular emphasis on the many difficult decisions Harry Truman made during a critical period of the 20th Century.
www.trumanlibrary.org   (614 words)

 Graduate Studies at Truman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A master's degree from Truman State University gives you the advantage of study with world-class faculty who excel in teaching and research.
You will also benefit from Truman's state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and from many opportunities to interact with faculty and students from other programs and disciplines.
Truman graduate students are not an isolated population on campus.
gradschool.truman.edu   (141 words)

 Capote, Truman on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Truman Capote's lover Jack Dunphy remembers 'my poor little friend'.
The Truman show: with the first collection of his letters, a complete volume of his short stories, and a fresh edition of his first novel, Truman Capote is hot again.(Book Review)
Truman Capote dances with a guest at his Black and White Ball in the Plaza Hotel.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Capote-T1.asp   (800 words)

 H102 Lecture 22: From New Deal to Fair Deal: New Deal or Same Shuffle?
Truman's approval ratings dropped significantly--from 87% when he took office to 32% in early November, 1946.
He proposed an ambitious legislative agenda that he dubbed the "Fair Deal." Although Truman had supported New Deal relief and reform, he also believed that newer reforms were needed to solve the nation's economic and social problems in the post-war era.
While Truman's election in 1948 proved that liberalism was not yet dead, the country did seem to be moving further and further to the right politically.
us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/lectures/lecture22.html   (1779 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: Truman (1995)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Truman follows the man from his beginnings as an artillery officer in WWI through his connections with Missouri's Pendergast political machine and onward to Washington.
Diana Scarwid is also very good as Truman's long-suffering wife Bess; the film studies the relationship between the two in some depth, and also sheds light on the men who surrounded Truman in Washington.
Truman's chief failing is that in its effort to detail 40 years of the man's life, certain historical events are given short shrift in order to fit them all in.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0783116918?v=glance   (1111 words)

 Harry S Truman National Historic Site (National Park Service)
The white Victorian style house at 219 North Delaware Street was built by the maternal grandfather of Bess Wallace Truman (1885-1982), and was known as the "Summer White House" during the Truman administration (1945-1953).
Truman's brothers, and, across Delaware Street, the home of the President's favorite aunt and cousins.
Built in 1894 by Harry Truman's maternal grandmother, the Farm Home is the centerpiece of a 5.25 acre remnant of the family's former 600-acre farm.
www.nps.gov /hstr   (180 words)

 Harry S Truman
Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing the nation for postwar adjustment.
The years 1947–48 were distinguished by civil-rights proposals, the Truman Doctrine to contain the spread of Communism, and the Marshall Plan to aid in the economic reconstruction of war-ravaged nations.
Truman's second term was primarily concerned with the cold war with the Soviet Union, the implementing of the North Atlantic Pact, the United Nations police action in Korea, and the vast rearmament program with its accompanying problems of economic stabilization.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0760617.html   (603 words)

 Office of Admission - Truman State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
TRUMAN's amazing success as one of the nation's premier public liberal arts and sciences institutions can be traced to one guiding principle - an unwavering commitment to the undergraduate student.
Truman offers an affordable education where intellectual challenge is embraced in a nurturing and diverse environment.
Copyright © 2005 by Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.
admissions.truman.edu   (86 words)

 Atomic Bomb: Decision -- Truman Diary, July 25, 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President Truman told his diary on July 25, 1945, that he had ordered the bomb used.
Emphasis has been added to highlight Truman's apparent belief that he had ordered the bomb dropped on a "purely military" target, so that "military objectives and soldiers and sailors are the target and not women and children."
It seems to be the most terrible thing ever discovered, but it can be made the most useful...
www.dannen.com /decision/hst-jl25.html   (332 words)

 Hiroshima: The Harry Truman Diary and Papers
The following are excerpts from President Truman's diary and papers that have relevance to the atomic bombing of Japan.
Truman decided at that meeting to have the Joint Chiefs of Staff go ahead with plans to invade Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's four major islands.
That night Truman, who was in Potsdam, Germany at a conference with Churchill and Stalin, received a brief secret notification that the atomic bomb test had "exceeded expectations".
www.doug-long.com /hst.htm   (2787 words)

 The Masonic Presidents Tour - Harry Truman - Thirty-third President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At the Annual Session of the Grand Lodge of Missouri, September 24-25, 1940, Brother Truman was elected (by a landslide) the ninety-seventh Grand Master of Masons of Missouri, and served until October 1, 1941.
Brother and President Truman was made a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, and Honorary Member, Supreme Council on October 19,1945 at the Supreme Council A.A.S.R. Southern Jurisdiction Headquarters in Washington D.C., upon which occasion he served as Exemplar (Representative) for his Class.
On May 18, 1959, Brother and Former President Truman was presented with a fifty-year award, the only U.S. President to reach that golden anniversary in Freemasonry.
www.pagrandlodge.org /mlam/presidents/truman.html   (163 words)

 Truman Library - Public Programs
The Truman Library Presents: Truman Library archivist David Clark draws on the Library's audiovisual holdings to show President Truman on the Augusta, the Williamsburg, the Sacred Cow, the Independence, and the Ferdinand Magellan, as well as in an assortment of cars, in a gondola, on horseback, and walking.
Friedman's lecture is jointly sponsored by the Truman Presidential Museum and Library, the UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair for Continuing Education, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.
Dr, Weathersby's speech is co-sponsored by the Truman Presidential Museum and Library and the Center for the Study of the Korean War at Graceland University.
www.trumanlibrary.org /program1.htm   (10150 words)

 Truman Strike Group Conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Truman is one of seven aircraft carriers involved in Summer Pulse 2004.
The Truman Strike Group is making use of the following ranges for air-to-ground events during the exercise: Pinecastle, Fla.; Avon Park, Fla.; and Dare County, N.C. Harry S. Truman is the Navy’s most recent carrier strike group to exercise using these ranges as part of the comprehensive Training Resource Strategy (TRS).
The upcoming deployment will be Truman’s first under FRP, which allows the Navy to provide combatant commanders ready forces able to respond quickly in times of crisis.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=13782   (634 words)

 Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This recognition is a consequence of Psychology's study of human behavior (alone, in groups, and interacting within the environment) and conscious experience (attitudes, emotions, and thoughts).
The Psychology curriculum at Truman reflects the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society's recognition of the subject matter of the discipline.
Upon graduation from Truman, students should understand and appreciate the rationale and methodology of scientific inquiry.
psychology.truman.edu   (210 words)

 Internet Public Library: POTUS
From a PBS broadcast by the same name, this essay excerpt by David McCullough discusses some of the issues and events that molded Truman.
The house where Truman lived from 1919 to his death is located in Independence, Missouri.
The Truman Farm House, where Harry grew up, is located in Grandview, Missouri.
www.ipl.org /div/potus/hstruman.html   (360 words)

 The Truman Show Home Page
As audiences enjoy the new movie, The Truman Show, many are impressed by what seems to be its striking originality.
But the truth is, The Truman Show is repeating a story that dozens of other works of popular fiction have used for decades.
From their high-tech control centers, they increasingly script and stage-manage events, creating the danger that we will find ourselves living inside seamless works of theater that we mistake for the world.
www.transparencynow.com /truman.htm   (211 words)

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