Harry S Truman Character Analysis

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In 1945, Harry S. Truman was unexpectedly thrust into the Presidency after the death of Franklin Roosevelt, but he accepted his new role with a brave face and ran in his own right in November 1948. Much like this year 's election, no one expected him to win, but he got the last laugh when his victory was announced, producing the famous photo of Truman smiling broadly holding a Tribune with the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” In his newest book, historian and master storyteller H.W. Brands, two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, chronicling Truman’s presidency and the events leading to the dismissal of Gen. MacArthur. His vivid character portraits reveal two personalities with totally different backgrounds and agendas face off at the height
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