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Affection and Trust: The Personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953-1971

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In this riveting collection, available for the first time in paperback, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post-World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. In these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Achesons death at the age of seventy-eight, we find them sharing the often surprising and always illuminating opinions, ideas, and feelings that the strictures of their offices had previously kept them from revealing.

Unbuttoned, careless of language, unburdened by political ambition or vanity, Truman and Acheson reveal their characters and their loyalty to each other on every page. Truman, a Missouri farmer with the unpolished but sharp intellect of a largely self-educated man, and Acheson, well educated, urbane, and affluent, seem an unlikely pair. But both men shared a deep and abiding patriotism and a taste for politics that transcended their very different backgrounds. Affection and Trust is a remarkable book that brings to light the very human side of two of the most important statesmen of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Harry S. Truman was the thirty-third president of the United States. Dean Acheson was secretary of state during the Truman administration. David McCullough is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the author of John Adams and Truman, both Pulitzer Prize winners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803245266
Author:
Truman, Harry S.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Author:
Acheson, Dean
Author:
Geselbracht, Ray
Author:
McCullough, David
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 photographs
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Political
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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