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A companion to Harry S. Truman / edited by Daniel S. Margolies.

Contributor(s): Margolies, Daniel S, 1969-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to American historyPresidential companions: Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xv, 614 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118300718; 1118300718; 9781118300749; 1118300742; 9781118300756; 1118300750.Subject(s): Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953 | HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century | Diplomatic relations | Politics and government | United States | 1945-1953Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to Harry S. Truman.DDC classification: 973.918092 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Truman in historical, popular, and political memory / Sean J. Savage -- Rhetoric and style of Truman's leadership / Steven Casey -- The issue of American empire / Jeremi Suri -- Harry S. Truman and the decision to use the atomic bomb / Sean Malloy -- The origins of the Cold War in international perspective / Amanda Kay McVety -- Exporting the American experience : global economic governance and the foreign economic policy of the Truman administration / Francine McKenzie -- NSC-68 and the national security state / Curt Cardwell -- Strategists and rhetoricians : Truman's foreign policy advisors / Benjamin A. Coates -- Truman, reconversion, and the emergence of the post-World War II consumer society -- Susannah walker -- The fair deal / Jason Scott Smith -- The election of 1948 / Dean Kotlowski -- The Truman administration and the public policy of civilian defense : making the best of a nightmare / Andrew Grossman -- Environmental history of the Truman years / Mark Harvey -- Truman and civil rights / Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford -- Great Britain and American hegemony / Kathleen Rasmussen -- The Truman doctrine / Elizabeth Spalding -- The Marshall Plan / Robert H. Landrum -- Truman and the Middle East / Kelly Shannon -- Harry S. Truman's Latin American policy / Michael Donoghue -- Truman and NATO / Stephanie Trombley -- Truman, the United Nations, and the origins of the post-war world order / Robert McGreevey -- The Truman administration and Cold War neutrals / T. Michael Ruddy -- The legacies of Nuremberg in international law and American policy / Jinee Lokaneeta -- The occupation of Japan : a history of its histories / Hiroshi Kitamura -- The birth of a rivalry : Sino-American relations during the Truman administration / Gregg Brazinsky -- Conflicts in Korea / James Matray -- Setting the pattern : the Truman administration and Southeast Asia / Mark Lawrence.
Summary: With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in the field, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure, politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assess critical aspects of the Truman presidencyProvides new approaches to the historiography of Truman and his policiesFeatures a variety of historiographic methodologies.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Truman in historical, popular, and political memory / Sean J. Savage -- Rhetoric and style of Truman's leadership / Steven Casey -- The issue of American empire / Jeremi Suri -- Harry S. Truman and the decision to use the atomic bomb / Sean Malloy -- The origins of the Cold War in international perspective / Amanda Kay McVety -- Exporting the American experience : global economic governance and the foreign economic policy of the Truman administration / Francine McKenzie -- NSC-68 and the national security state / Curt Cardwell -- Strategists and rhetoricians : Truman's foreign policy advisors / Benjamin A. Coates -- Truman, reconversion, and the emergence of the post-World War II consumer society -- Susannah walker -- The fair deal / Jason Scott Smith -- The election of 1948 / Dean Kotlowski -- The Truman administration and the public policy of civilian defense : making the best of a nightmare / Andrew Grossman -- Environmental history of the Truman years / Mark Harvey -- Truman and civil rights / Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford -- Great Britain and American hegemony / Kathleen Rasmussen -- The Truman doctrine / Elizabeth Spalding -- The Marshall Plan / Robert H. Landrum -- Truman and the Middle East / Kelly Shannon -- Harry S. Truman's Latin American policy / Michael Donoghue -- Truman and NATO / Stephanie Trombley -- Truman, the United Nations, and the origins of the post-war world order / Robert McGreevey -- The Truman administration and Cold War neutrals / T. Michael Ruddy -- The legacies of Nuremberg in international law and American policy / Jinee Lokaneeta -- The occupation of Japan : a history of its histories / Hiroshi Kitamura -- The birth of a rivalry : Sino-American relations during the Truman administration / Gregg Brazinsky -- Conflicts in Korea / James Matray -- Setting the pattern : the Truman administration and Southeast Asia / Mark Lawrence.

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With contributions from the most accomplished scholars in the field, this fascinating companion to one of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historical figure, politician, president and strategist. Assembles many of the top historians in their fields who assess critical aspects of the Truman presidencyProvides new approaches to the historiography of Truman and his policiesFeatures a variety of historiographic methodologies.

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