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“No one will ever study or write about the time of Truman again without a bow of gratitude to Merle Miller. Never has a president of the United States, or any head of state for that matter, been so totally revealed, so completely documented." (Robert A. Arthur) 

Plain Speaking is a book based on conversations between Merle Miller and the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S. Truman. From these interviews, as well as others who knew him over the years, Miller transcribes Truman’s feisty takes on everything from his personal life, military service, and political career to the challenges he faced in taking the office during the final days of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. Using a series of taped discussions from 1962 that never aired on television, Plain Speaking takes an opportunity to deliver exactly how Mr. Truman felt about the presidency, and his thoughts in his later years on his accomplishments and the legacy he left behind.

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  • 04-01-2021

HST in his own words

This provides a clear view of the character and historic actions of a very underrated President. A self educated man whose values and persistence in troubled times led to great actions.

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  • mad hatter
  • 25-09-2020

Great story pertaining to a great man

This book helps to know more about one of the truly great men of this country.

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  • johnsoneliza
  • 23-07-2020

One of my favorites, so far!

I've always enjoyed this book in paper form, and Chris Andrew Ciulla really brought it to life!

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