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The Truman Years
  • Format
  • Authored by: Tracy S. Uebelhor, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Presidential Profiles
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816054908
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5490-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 973.918
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 832


As the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman made some of the most crucial decisions in history. A strong Democratic leader, Truman branched off from his predecessor’s policies to pass his 21-point program, the Fair Deal, which aimed to improve the quality of American life. After one eventful term in office, he decided not to run again and retired in 1953.

An easily accessible, fact-filled resource, The Truman Years examines the monumental as well as the minor political actions of this time period. The A-to-Z biographical entries detail the key players in the administration, from politicians to foreign leaders, and extensive resources cover events such as the signing of the charter of the United Nations, the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, and civil rights issues.

Coverage includes:

  • Dean G. Acheson
  • Lucius D. Clay
  • Thomas E. Dewey
  • James Forrestal
  • W. Averell Harriman
  • George F. Kennan
  • George C. Marshall
  • Fred M. Vinson
  • Henry A. Wallace
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Tracy S. Uebelhor received his Ph.D from Indiana University and currently teaches at the University of Southern Indiana. He has written biographical pieces on 20th century political figures for various publications.

Reviews and Awards

"...recommended for large public and undergraduate academic libraries."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a well-written volume and useful tool for academic and public libraries."

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