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The Resource Harry S. Truman : America's 33rd president, Steven Otfinoski

Harry S. Truman : America's 33rd president, Steven Otfinoski

Label
Harry S. Truman : America's 33rd president
Title
Harry S. Truman
Title remainder
America's 33rd president
Statement of responsibility
Steven Otfinoski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harry S. Truman, a Missouri Senator, was elected vice president with Franklin Roosevelt in 1944. Only three months after taking office, Truman was thrust into the presidency when Roosevelt died. Truman approved the first use of nuclear weapons against Japan in August 1945, hoping to end World War II quickly and reduce casualties. He also acted to contain the spread of world Communism, beginning the "Cold War" with the Soviet Union. In 1948 he was elected to a full term as president. In 1950 when Communist North Korea invaded U.S. ally South Korea, he rallied the United Nations to repel the invaders, beginning a conflict that would continue through the rest of his term. Truman was admired for his plain-spoken manner and his willingness to take responsibility for difficult decisions. Includes color illustrations, a timeline, boxed features on events and people of special interest, and lively text introducing the featured president and the times in which he lived
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Otfinoski, Steven
Dewey number
  • 973.918/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Encyclopedia of presidents
Series volume
33
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Harry S. Truman : America's 33rd president, Steven Otfinoski
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004017771.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
From farmer to soldier -- From shopkeeper to president -- The challenges of peace -- Success and discouragement -- Battles at home and abroad -- Home to Independence
Control code
ocm56103829
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
110 p.
Isbn
9780516229744
Lccn
2004017771
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)56103829
Label
Harry S. Truman : America's 33rd president, Steven Otfinoski
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0421/2004017771.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
From farmer to soldier -- From shopkeeper to president -- The challenges of peace -- Success and discouragement -- Battles at home and abroad -- Home to Independence
Control code
ocm56103829
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
110 p.
Isbn
9780516229744
Lccn
2004017771
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)56103829

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