This is a very good hardcover with dust jacket. 1992 Simon & Schuster Publishing. This copy is very clean inside and out. The pages are still crisp and clean, two pages were seen with a check-mark in the margins, otherwise no other markings seen. The binding is tight and straight. Blue hardcover boards w silver lettering under dust jacket are also very good, clean with only a hint of shelf wear. The dust jacket is very good, clean and still shiny with only a hint of shelf wear to corners. Black and white photo of author on back of dust jacket. Standard octavo size or 6" x 9" with 1116 pages including index.
This massive biography of Truman by David McCullough is considered the definitive biography and history of Harry Truman. It is an extraordinary bio drawn from archival material, interviews with family and friends, and prominent Washington figures. The book received the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for Biography. Provided in chronological fashion, it follows Truman from his childhood to Senator, Vice President and President. It explores his decisions as president including his decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his meetings and confrontations with Stalin at the end of World War Two. Extensive vintage photos bring this story to life along with the text as written by acclaimed historian, David McCullough.
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