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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising for a biography, this was a page-turner., August 6, 1997
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This review is from: Truman (Hardcover)
At first the size of this book can seem daunting. However, from the very first page I found it fascinating. For most of the 1,000 or so pages it read like a novel, a real page-turner. Because of the kind of time commitment necessary to read a book of this size, I read it in sections over a couple months, reading other things in between.

Having lived through most of the significant events discussed in the book, I found them presented with accuracy. Mr. McCullough showed all sides of every significant conflict.

The book gives a fascinating insight into the difficulties of public office and the setting of public policy. It also presents Harry S. Truman as a man of real integrity and one who will, in the long run, undoubtedly go down as one of our great presidents.

Throughout this book I was consistently impressed with Mr. Mccullough's writing style. Anyone who can keep the pages turning for 1,000 pages of biography is an extremely skilled writer!

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in 20th century American history, but also to anyone interested in just plain good writing!
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Initial post: Apr 27, 2010 1:19:26 AM PDT
Winston says:
Truman was a great president.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2011 8:21:26 PM PST
Janet Greer says:
You got that right.

Posted on Jul 24, 2011 8:06:45 AM PDT
Sbell says:
I read this engrossing biography and couldn't put it down. Mr McCullough is tops in making history come alive. Mornings on horseback, excellent too. Read one.of his books and you" ll want to read them all.

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 11:47:51 PM PST
My experience was very similar to that of this reviewer. The book was fascinating, and I enjoyed it very much, and will read it again.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 5:55:58 PM PDT
Steve says:
Senator Kenneth McKellar. Who is he?
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