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As Franklin D. Roosevelt's health deteriorated in the months leading up to the Democratic National Convention of 1944, Democratic leaders confronted a dire situation. Given the inevitability of the president's death during a fourth term, the choice of a running mate for FDR was of profound importance. The Democrats needed a man they could trust. They needed Harry S. Truman.

Robert Ferrell tells an engrossing tale of ruthless ambition, secret meetings, and party politics. Roosevelt emerges as a manipulative leader whose desire to retain power led to a blatant disregard for the loyalty of his subordinates and the aspirations of his vice presidential hopefuls. Startling in its conclusions, impeccable in its research, Choosing Truman is an engrossing, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the nation's thirty-third president.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1. Days Of Uncertainty
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. 2. Decision
  2. pp. 35-62
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  1. 3. Roosevelt and Truman!
  2. pp. 63-88
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  1. 4. "I Shall Continue…"
  2. pp. 89-95
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 97-125
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 133-137
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 138-156
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826272980
Print ISBN
9780826213082
MARC Record
OCLC
622408448
Pages
155
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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