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By Daniel S. Margolies

With contributions from the main entire students within the box, this attention-grabbing significant other to 1 of America's pivotal presidents assesses Harry S. Truman as a historic determine, flesh presser, president and strategist.

• Assembles a number of the best historians of their fields who determine severe points of the Truman presidency
• presents new techniques to the historiography of Truman and his policies
• encompasses a number of historiographic methodologies

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The resurrection of Truman’s popular image – from opinion polls that compared unfavorably to Nixon or Carter at their lowest ebb to a recent ranking by historians that places him fifth in the list of best presidents (C-SPAN, 2009) – stems from a number of factors, including the major foreign policy achievements at the start of the Cold War and his efforts to tackle civil rights on the home front. But the way in which popular historians have made a virtue out of Truman’s plain-speaking leadership style has also played a major role, especially as Truman’s partisan edge has faded so far from the public view that he has been embraced as a role model by both the Bush presidents (Edwards, 2009).

Overall, observed Belair in a common comparison that inevitably placed Truman in a bad light, Roosevelt’s conferences were like “the opening night of the Ziegfeld Follies while President Truman’s are like amateur night” (cited in Mitchell, 1998: 84). As Truman’s public gaffes mounted – embracing both the serious (telling reporters that the use of the atomic bomb was under “active consideration” at a crisis 30 CONSIDERING TRUMAN IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE moment in the Korean War) and the ridiculous (posting an angry letter to a journalist who had given his daughter’s concert a bad review) – his approval ratings inevitably declined, even dipping well below 30 percent toward the end of his tenure.

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