Give ‘Em Hell

ISBN: 9781402217159

By: Terry Golway

Published: 04/30/2011

Relive the defining moments of Truman’s presidency by listening to 25 of his most influential speeches

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The accidental presidency of Harry S. Truman, in words, photographs, and his ever-candid voice.

He was a startling contrast to Franklin Roosevelt. A farmer’s son from west Missouri, Truman didn’t chat; he talked, without art or inflection. And yet, this man of big dreams and simple phrases led the country out of war, welcomed the United Nations, and ran a cross-country campaign that changed American politics. His plain speech, first seen as a liability, became a symbol of transparency and gave him a platform to challenge his rivals—both at home and abroad—to honor their promises and commit to firm action.

Give ’Em Hell brings the president and his era to life like no other biography. It combines the insights of noted historian Terry Golway with Truman’s own voice in audio excerpts from his most significant presidential speeches.

About the Author

Terry Golway is also the author of Ronald Reagan's America, Washington's General, Together We Cannot Fail and co-author with Robert Dallek of Let Every Nation Know. He writes for the New York Times, American Heritage, and the New York Observer. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.



Format: Paperback

Length: 9 in
Width: 6.5 in
Weight: 16.00 oz
Page Count: 272 pages


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