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  • 1. mai 2020

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  • Ethan Ramos
    Ethan Ramos For 6 md. siden

    “An honest public servant can’t become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service”

  • Kali
    Kali For 6 md. siden

    "My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a President of the United States!"

  • bobby bobberson
    bobby bobberson For 6 md. siden

    What Truman lacked in charisma, he made up for in integrity.

  • Perceptible Flow
    Perceptible Flow For 6 md. siden

    "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell."

  • lorin42
    lorin42 For 6 md. siden

    Footnote regards Berlin airlift, Truman cabled Stalin "If one of our unarmed planes is shot down Moscow will get very hot" that is Harry Truman in a nutshell.

  • tj schoenlein
    tj schoenlein For 6 md. siden (redigert)

    I was a young man back in Independence assigned to guard his house and had the privilege to meet and dialogue with Mr. Truman. He was what you saw, a common man who never suffered from hubris. I still have a signed picture from him....by the way, Mr. Truman went to Washington broke and came back to Independence broke.

  • Cosmo 99
    Cosmo 99 For 6 md. siden

    The “Dewey defeats Truman” news papers reminds me of those “Madame president” books they made in 2016 thinking that Clinton had it in the bag. Never believe the polls.

  • Paul Curran
    Paul Curran For 6 md. siden

    Something that sticks out to me about Truman is one single event that characterised Truman the man rather than Truman the President.

  • Zman Jace
    Zman Jace For 6 md. siden

    In alot of ways you want a leader that doesnt really want to lead. The ones that have no interest in power but just want to help. Obviously there are other factors but not being power hungry is always a plus

  • Dina Lopez
    Dina Lopez For 6 md. siden

    When Truman desegregated the troops he took an enormous amount of heat for that. He made sure there was a unit in the JAG office set up for the complaints, and was kept informed by the JAG office. Harry Truman was a force to be reckoned with. People didnt like him because he didnt play political ball.

  • Ben Cox
    Ben Cox For 6 md. siden

    My grandfather worked closely with several United States Presidents 🇺🇸. To his dying day, he always said Harry Truman was his favorite President.

  • allblocked1322
    allblocked1322 For 6 md. siden

    One good thing about quarantine is you have tons of time to watch biographics

  • Robert MacIntosh
    Robert MacIntosh For 6 md. siden

    One thing that has sadly been left as a footnote that deserves to be part of Truman's legacy is the way he dealt with Japanese Americans. He ended internment policy enacted by FDR during the years before Truman became FDRs VP, sought to herald the 442nd division (the single most decorated division of the US Army which then was comprised mostly of second-generation Japanese Americans in WW2) as the dedicated and strong servicemen they were, and spoke about how such internment was done on the basis of racism and not any identifiable indication of Japanese people living in the US being of foreign loyalty. He tried to pass bills allowing compensation for those held in internment including one of the first civil rights bills to go into effect in the 20th century, though sadly little was actually put into effect, especially given the Democrats back then weren't on board that much.

  • Corey Hampton
    Corey Hampton For 6 md. siden (redigert)

    From a nobody to dropping the atomic bomb.... Geez. That's a different kind of stress and anxiety!

  • Javier Arvelo-Cruz-Santana
    Javier Arvelo-Cruz-Santana For 6 md. siden

    I would have preferred "an accidental president" because, in my opinion, "the" accidental president was Gerald Ford; he was never elected to neither the vice-presidency nor the presidency.

  • Grand Vizier
    Grand Vizier For 3 md. siden

    “Being born in a stable does not make one a horse”

  • darter9000
    darter9000 For 6 md. siden

    Failed over and over and over again and still reminded everyone in his office that the “buck stops here”

  • Claressa Lucas
    Claressa Lucas For 6 md. siden (redigert)

    You forgot to mention that he's the only President with a federally funded scholarship for college kids going into public service from every state and territory. Cheers to any other Truman Scholars who subscribe! I would assume it's pretty much all of us. Great biography of an great man.

  • Steve Skouson
    Steve Skouson For 6 md. siden

    My mother had said, on NUMEROUS times,