Harry S. Truman (1945 – 1953)
Harry S. Truman
Signature of President Truman
Born: May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri
Died: December 26, 1972, in Independence, Missouri
Spouse: Elizabeth Virginia Wallace Truman

"Find out why they called the thirty-third president "Give 'em Hell Harry." In his post-presidential years, Harry Truman appeared in a number of films documenting his administration as well as his prior life and career in public service. The Decision Series produced a number of unaired filmed outtakes. Plain-spoken and often blunt, this never-before-seen footage sheds new light on Truman the man and a Cold War president. Hear his frank assessment of Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference; his desire on hearing Ambassador Joseph Kennedy’s intense criticism of FDR to "toss that man out a window"; his decision to use the atomic bomb; the firing of General Douglas MacArthur; and much more."

--Richard Norton Smith

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Truman in Key West, Florida  
   
Man from Independence  
   
The Korean War and General MacArthur  
   
The Potsdam Conference  
   
Memories of World War II  
   
President Visits Canada  
   
Truman Addresses a Joint Session of the 80th Congress  
   
Original Presidential Museum Orientation Film  
   
Kenneth Hechler Oral History Interview  
   
Harry S. Truman Biography  
   
Mrs. Truman's Bridge Club  
   
Vice President Truman Becomes Senate President  
   

             

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