PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1962 - HFSID 4339
HARRY S TRUMAN President Truman a typed letter thanking a publisher for a gift copy of a book disparaging Russia's accomplishments Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x7¾. Independence, Missouri, 1962 February 8. On personal letterhead to Thomas G. Wallace, Editor, G. P.
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HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman a typed letter thanking a publisher for a gift copy of a book disparaging Russia's accomplishments
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x7¾. Independence, Missouri, 1962 February 8. On personal letterhead to Thomas G. Wallace, Editor, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, N.Y. In full: "Thank you very much for the copy of Werner Keller's book entitled 'East Minus West = Zero'. This appears to be a fine book on the subject and I am looking forward to reading it with a great deal of interest. I appreciate most highly your thoughtfulness in sending the book to me and I am glad to have it for my library collection. Sincerely yours". Harry Truman (1884-1972), a WWI veteran, one-time haberdasher, former U.S. Senator from Missouri (1935-1945), had been elected Vice President for the fourth term of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, and he assumed the presidency in April 1945, following the sudden death of FDR. During his first term, Truman ordered the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 1945), forcing a Japanese surrender and the end of WWII (1939-1945), announced his Fair Deal domestic program (September 1945) and issued the Truman Doctrine (March 1947), which guaranteed aid to any nation resisting Communist aggression. Following his stunning 1948 defeat of Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey, Truman oversaw the foundation of NATO (April 1949) and sent troops to South Korea to repel the North Korean invasion (June 1950). After leaving the White House, Truman returned to Missouri, where he wrote his memoirs and was actively involved in the creation of the Truman Library. Werner Keller (1884-1972), whose nonfiction books included Etruscans, Diaspora and The Bible as History, wrote the book Truman acknowledges here with the subtitle, "Russia's Debt to the Western World, 862-1962." Truman, the last President not to have attended college, was a voracious reader, especially of history. Irregular lower edge. Light mailing folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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