PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/07/1960 - HFSID 4352
Sale Price $427.50
HARRY S TRUMAN
A month before the Presidential election of 1960, Truman signs a typed letter thanking a publisher for a book by Senator Eugene McCarthy
Typed Letter signed: "Harry Truman", 1 page, 7¼x8. Independence, Missouri, 1960 October 7. On personal letterhead to Jane Geisman, Manager Promotion and Publicity, The World Publishing Company, New York, N.Y. In full: "I certainly appreciated your thoughtfulness in sending me the copy of Senator Eugene J. McCarthy's Book, 'Frontiers in American Democracy.' Senator McCarthy has made a survey that has long been necessary and I certainly appreciate having the book. 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. Senator Eugene McCarthy, whose book Truman acknowledges here, had already demonstrated the fiery independence which would lead him to challenge President Johnson's re-nomination for President in 1968. At the 1960 Democratic Convention, which had nominated John F. Kennedy 3 months before Truman's letter, Senator McCarthy delivered a quixotic speech nominating Adlai Stevenson for a third run for the Presidency. Irregular lower edge. Staple holes at upper left corner. Mailing folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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