The book is set up in bite-sized chapters, almost like lectures.
It was really amazing to me that an essentially "self-taught" man was so brilliant with such a deep understanding of a vast array of issues.
I think high school students should be made to read this book, so that American History would come to life for them.
If you like Truman, you will enloy his descriptions of other political figures - too numerous to mention here and another reveiwer covered them quite well. Read morePublished 5 months ago by workerbee
Let me say that I am absolutely, NOT commenting on this book.
Harry Truman was the absolute worst president this country as ever had to endure. Read more
Love this book. Here's a quote from Harry - "(Franklin) Pierce was a nincompoop and Buchanan just as bad". Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lee the reader
Harry Truman tells the tale of history like your grandfather might tell it in the living room by a fire with a mug of apple cider in your hand.Published 23 months ago by Celeste Leitch
Harry spoke like any one of us would. We told it like it was. He was not afraid to state that he didn't understand something; then after he was informed, he make clear, sensible... Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Stanky
I PURCHASED AND PAID FOR THIS BOOK BUT IT WAS NOT DELIVERED AND I WAS NOT CONTACTED> WHILE THE COST WAS SMALL A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT WENT INTO THIS GIFT. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by robert baker
Harry Truman was too honest for the average person and loved the common folks too much too be appreciated for the great things he did for the world and the United States. Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by Sky Soldier 67
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd president of the United States, reveals in his personal writings in a no nonsense and blunt account of his impressions of the history of the presidency. Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by R. DelParto