PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/08/1964 - HFSID 4338
Sale Price $427.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
President Truman sends a thank you letter for the copy of the book A Flag Full of Stars
Typed Letter Signed: "Harry Truman", 1p, 7¼x7½. Independence, Missouri, 1964 July 8. To Peter Israel, Editor-in-Chief, G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York. In full: "Thank you very much for the advance copy of Don Robertson's book entitled 'A Flag Full of Stars'. I am glad to have it and look forward to reading it at the first opportunity." Robertson's novel, A Flag Full of Stars, took place during Truman's 1948 campaign. Harry S. 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. Lower blank portion neatly trimmed off. A penciled circled letterhead and file note at upper margin (unknown hand). Overall, fine condition.
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