Margaret Truman's biography of her mother, First Lady Bess Truman, taken from her own memories and her parents' personal correspondence.
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This biography of Bess Truman, written by her daughter, lends itself well to audio. Narrator Hershberg's voice is pleasant and clear although the beginning seems a little rushed. Much of the book consists of reading from the letters of Harry Truman to his wife and daughter. The tone of narration changes when quoting Harry Truman, but the narrator's voice is better suited to the feminine roles. This is just fine, as the book is a daughter's reminiscences of her mother. This is a good choice where there is a demand for biography. C.A.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, MaineFrom Publishers Weekly:
Margaret Truman, author of well-received murder mysteries and of the biography Harry S. Truman, here pays tribute to her mother. Drawing on personal recall as well as on some 1500 lettersmostly written by Bess but also several hundred of Harry'sMargaret Truman recreates her parents' lives: the difficult passages when Harry and later Bess were swamped by political pressures, as well as the homespun pleasures of their long marriage. Seldom have the terms of marriage at its most enduring been so touchingly revealed as in these pages, which include dozens of rare photos. Historians will be interested in the book for its insights: HST is portrayed as an honest man used by corrupt bosses early in his career for window-dressinga credible view. HST's legendary bluntness shines through numerous vignettes, and readers will be amused by his comments on FDR, Ike and Nixon. 150,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo; first serial to Parade; BOMC alternate; Reader's Digest Condensed Book Club selection.
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Book Description MacMillan. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0025294709. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1005610
Book Description MacMillan, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0025294709
Book Description MacMillan, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0025294709
Book Description MacMillan, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110025294709
Book Description MacMillan. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0025294709 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1012705
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: new. First Edition/first printing.. ISBN:0025294709. [4to] 445p. ill(b/w_plates) index. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 107811