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A.J. Baime ç 4 Read & Download The Accidental President Read & Download Ý 104 The dramatic pulse pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office when this unlikely small town Washington outsider had to take on Germany Japan Stalin and the atomic bomb with the fate of the world hanging in the balanceHeroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances and through courage and a dash of luck cement their place in history Chosen as FDR?. I have read many biographies about Harry S Truman 1884 1972 In this book A J Baime narrows the scope of the book to the first four months of the presidency The author does provide some early history of Truman so the reader understands how events came aboutOn April 12 1945 Eleanor Roosevelt summoned Truman to the White House to inform him of the death of FDR Truman said his worst nightmare immediately became a reality He had only been Vice President for three months and had not been informed about anything by FDR It would have been extremely difficult for anyone to follow in the footsteps of the charismatic Roosevelt Truman was honest decisive and hardworking Some of the problems he faced that Baime goes into in depth are 1 The war with Germany2 The war with Japan3 Learned about the Manhattan project Had to decide about using the bomb on Japan4 The founding of the United Nations5 The devastation of Europe and the starving refugees He sent President Hoover to Europe to deal with the logistics of feeding the people He and General Marshall developed the Marshall Plan to deal with Europe6 Russia posed challenges and different goals Stalin failed to honor any of his agreements he made with Churchill and Roosevelt about Eastern Europe Russia developed the atomic bomb and the cold war beganThe book is well written and meticulously researched Baime is a journalist and the book is written in that style Baime detailed a chronology as to how Truman transformed into a president and leader of the world Baime makes history come alive and makes an enjoyable read The book is well organized Truman faced many difficult situations over his presidency that had great effect upon the world and the United States In fact Baime claims no other president in the history of the United States has faced such difficulties at the beginning of their presidency I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible Tony Messano does a good job narrating the book Messano is a voice over artist and audiobook narrator This is my first experience with listening to Messano

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A.J. Baime ç 4 Read & Download The Accidental President Read & Download Ý 104 ?s fourth term vice president for his well praised work ethic good judgment and lack of enemies Harry S Truman was the prototypical ordinary man still considered an obscure Missouri politician That is until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR's sudden death At the climactic moments of the Second World War Truman had to play judge and jury during the founding of the United Nations the Potsdam Confer. Never had fate shoehorned so much history into such a short period The Accidental President A J BaimeHis first response was No Truman did not want the position of President Franklin D Roosevelt s new Vice PresidentBut FDR commanded it and Harry S Truman had to agreeFDR was not a well man when he took office for a fourth term And when he died on April 12 1945 Truman said the whole weight of the moon and stars fell on meWho the hell is Harry TrumanThe Accidental President by A J Baime focuses on Truman s first four months in the presidency portraying Truman as an unknown Everyman kept out of FDR s loop but who uickly gained the nation s trust and approval while tackling huge challenges He came into the job with only a layman s knowledge of international politics but scrambled to catch up Monumental decisions awaitedBaime offers a condensed biography and profile of Truman and a detailed recreation of his first four months in the presidency It is daunting to consider what this failed businessman with a high school degree had to contend with His straight talking systematic thinking and unpretentious style was refreshing and his staff was surprised and appreciative of his competenceWhen Truman took office the US Army was fifty seven miles from Berlin General Dwight Eisenhower had discovered the horrors of Nazi death camps General LeMay was ruthlessly firebombing Japan while Japan was sending out mass suicide missions of Kamikaze pilots Iwo Jima was captured but a third of the American landing force had diedThe Soviets had suffered huge losses battling the Nazis They wanted payback Liberating Poland and Austria they installed puppet regimes Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrote An iron curtain is drawn down upon their frontWhat to do with Germany had to be decided Already the Soviets were plundering hauling away everything they could If the Soviets joined in war against Japan they would want a part of Japan too Truman could not allow a Soviet presence in JapanAll of Central Europe s infrastructure had collapsed Seven million persons were displaced without food or coal for heating Children suffered from malnutritionYugoslavia wanted a piece of Italy Chaing Kai shek and Mao Tse tung had divided China The United Nations was yet to be organized it s future unknownWould the US recognize the new state of IsraelThe American wartime economy was thriving but what would happen when the war contracts ended and servicemen returned homeChurchill who would soon lose his position as Prime Minister Truman and Stalin gathered at Potsdam Truman need all his poker skills when facing off with Stalin In his pocket was the upcoming test of the most terrible weapon ever known If used against Japan would it mean the end of civilizationReading about this tumultuous time was exciting and disconcerting The whole world I grew up in was determined during these first months of 1945In his notes Bamie states that history is a kind of myth that morphs through time as new evidence is unearthed and interpretations arise The author spent three years sifting through original sources diaries and documents ferreting out new accession including oral historiesI enjoyed this highly readable and informative studyI received a free ebook from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair an unbiased review

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A.J. Baime ç 4 Read & Download The Accidental President Read & Download Ý 104 Ence the Manhattan Project the Nazi surrender the liberation of concentration camps and the decision to drop the bomb and end World War II Tightly focused meticulously researched and using documents not available to previous biographers The Accidental President escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous history making 120 days when the stakes were high and the challenges even higher. This is a popularized history book about Harry Truman and the tumultuous first four months of his presidency There was a lot about Truman s history than I expected stopping in its tracks the story of the first four months but the background was helpful to get a measure of the man Truman a self educated man who grew up in poverty had some redeeming characteristics such as his work ethic and his respect for knowledge and fact There is no substitute for a fact When the facts are known reasonable men do not disagree with respect to them He was also a white supremacist with an all out racist Confederate loving mother who was like Granny Clampet to the nth degree two points treated too lightly in the book The author admires Truman too much to be objective on other issues too presenting in the end an uncritical elegy to TrumanI grew skeptical of the book when I started noticing factual errors for example Alonzo Fields was from Indiana not Missouri John Adams was the first president to live in the White House not George Washington I m not a historian so the few errors I noticed made me think that there might be a whole lot The book is gossipy readable uncritical full of trivia and snapshots of fascinating characters from history but not as authoritative as I d hoped I received a review copy this is my honest review


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Accidental President I met former President Harry S Truman when he spent several days at my college If you wanted to chat you could just walk up to him The best time was early in the morning when he took his “daily constitutional” walk Walking along with him was a great way to get to know how “down to earth” he was and how much he valued every personSome of that comes through strongly in Baime’s book which has as its primary focus the four months a

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    A.J. Baime ç 4 Read & Download Free download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç A.J. Baime review The Accidental President Page 26 my book April 121945 the day that President Roosevelt died Ushers greeted the vice president at the door of the White House They led him upstairs to the First Lady’s private study where Truman found Mrs Roosevelt her daughter and son in law Anna and John Boettiger and Stephen Early sitting uietly The First Lady approached Truman and put her arm around his shoulder“Harry” she said “the president is dead”He gathered himself

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  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • The Accidental President
  • A.J. Baime
  • en
  • 09 November 2020
  • 9780544617346