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1948 : Harry Truman's improbable victory and the year that transformed America's role in the world / David Pietrusza.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781402767487
  • ISBN: 140276748X
  • Description: xxiii, 520 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square Press, c2011.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 973.918/Pietrusza (Text to Phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 1 973.918 P32NI (Text to Phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 973.918/PIETRUSZA (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Biography Lower Level B 973.918 PIE (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Cast of Characters -- 1. "Three sizes too large" -- 2. "You Judge. I can't" -- 3. "I hopt It's the same team again, Henry" -- 4. "You men who have nigger children" -- 5. "I'll be different, not like I used to be" -- 6. "To err is Truman" -- 7. "My very stomach tunred" -- 8. "The South can be considered safely Democratic" -- 9. "No one laughs at Harold Stassen" -- 10. "Maybe Masaryk Had cancer" -- 11. "The Bronx is not cheering" -- 12. "A lost ball in high grass" -- 13. "We have a lot of Communists in New York" -- 14. "Professors who scratch their waffles" -- 15. "Why can't simple soldier be left alone ?" -- 16. "It's such outrageous sport, really" -- 17. "It might have been worse" -- 18. "Shifty and somewhat slimy" -- 19. "What do these people want?" -- 20. "The bright sunshine of human rights" -- 21. "Behold, the validity of Christian principles" -- 22. "An interesting and instructive evening" -- 23. "The wool hat woman of Byron, Georgia" -- 24. "I have been thinking of you holding the casket" -- 25. "Half of the gallery are FBI agents" -- 26. "Bases, bombs, Moscow, Leningrand, etc." -- 27. "A last hysterical gasp of an expiring administration" -- 28. "I have never laid eyes on him" -- 29. "The unseemly spectacle we are now witnessing" -- 30. "You simply can't make a potilician out of him" -- 31. "Fifty million pounds of lard" -- 32. "Daddy, you shouldn't say 'hell'" -- 33. "Ain't he coming?" -- 34. "The campaign is ending and you still don't know" -- 35. "Don't bother me anymore; I'm going to bed" -- 36. "One for the books" -- Acknowledments -- Notes -- Sources -- Index

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Alternate Title: Nineteen forty-eight

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