PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/03/1960 - HFSID 4618
Sale Price $427.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
He signs a typed letter, agreeing to autograph copies of two books about him.
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x7¾. Independence, Missouri, 1960 June 3. On personal letterhead to Walter Neil Letson, Washington, D.C. In full: "In reply to your letter of May 27, I will be very happy to sign your copy of Mr. President and Mr. Citizen and return them to you. Sincerely yours". Irregular lower edge. Mailing folds, not at signature. Fine condition. Accompanied by typed envelope to same addressee, bearing Truman's stamped frank. Fine condition. Mr. President, edited by William Hillman and published during President Truman's last year in office, was a collection of his letters, photos and other personal papers. Mr. President, published in 1960, was a collection of Truman's personal observations on life as a former President. Truman, 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. Two items.
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