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American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill President Truman--And the Shoot-Out That Stopped It

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November 1, 1950 — an unseasonably hot afternoon in sleepy Washington, D.C. At 2:00 P.M. at his temporary residence in Blair House, President Harry Truman takes a nap. At 2:20 P.M., two Puerto Rican natives approach from different directions. Oscar Collazo, a respected metal polisher and family man, and Griselio Torresola, an unemployed salesman, don't look dangerous, not in their new suits and hats, not in their calm, purposeful demeanor, not in their slow, unexcited approach. What the three White House policemen and one Secret Service agent guarding the president cannot guess is that under each man's coat is a 9mm German automatic pistol and in each head, a dream of assassin's glory.

Synopsis:

This electrifying book is the first full account of the historical day fanatical suicide-martyrs attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola viewed themselves as soldiers participating in the violent campaign for an independent Puerto Rico.

About the Author

Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.John Bainbridge, Jr., is a freelance journalist. A former reporter for The Baltimore Sun and legal affairs editor for The Daily Record (Baltimore), he is also a lawyer and former Maryland assistant attorney general. He lives near Butler, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Contents

Authors' Note

Introduction

1 A Drive Around Washington

2 Griselio Agonistes

3 Revolution

4 The Odd Couple

5 Mr. Gonzales and Mr. De Silva Go to Washington

6 Early Morning

7 Baby Starches the Shirts

8 Toad

9 The New Guy

10 The Buick Guy

11 The Guns

12 The Ceremony

13 Indian Summer

14 The Big Walk

15 Oscar

16 "It Did Not Go Off"

17 Pappy

18 The Next Ten Seconds

19 Resurrection Man

20 So Loud, So Fast

21 Upstairs at Blair

22 Downstairs at Blair

23 Borinquen

24 Oscar Alone

25 The End's Run

26 Good Hands

27 The Colossus Rhoads

28 Oscar Goes Down

29 The Second Assault

30 Pimienta

31 Point-Blank

32 The Man Who Loved Guns

33 The Dark Visitors

34 Mortal Danger

35 The Neighbor

36 American Gunfight

37 The Good Samaritan

38 The Policemen's Wives

39 The Scene

40 Inside the Soccer Shoe

41 Who Shot Oscar?

42 The Roundup

43 Taps

44 Oscar on Trial

45 Deep Conspiracy

46 Cressie Does Her Duty

47 Oscar Speaks

48 - - R - I - -

Epilogue: Destinies

Source Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743260695
Author:
Hunter, Stephen
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Bainbridge, John, Jr.
Author:
Bainbridge, J. S.
Author:
Bainbridge, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/50s
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
United States Officials and employees.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 14.035 oz

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History and Social Science » US History » 1920 to 1960
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History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Truman, Harry S.

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