Bibliography of Harry S. Truman

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Bibliography of Harry S. Truman is a selective list of scholarly works about Harry S. Truman, the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953).

Reference and historiography

  • Kirkendall, Richard S. Harry S. Truman Encyclopedia (1990)
  • Margolies, Daniel S., ed. (2012). A Companion to Harry S. Truman. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-4443-3141-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> 614pp; 27 essays by scholars focusing on historiography
  • Kirkendall, Richard S. ed. Harry's Farewell: Interpreting and Teaching the Truman Presidency (2004) essays by scholars
  • Levantrosser, William F. ed. Harry S. Truman: The Man from Independence (1986). 25 essays by scholars and Truman aides. online edition


  • Algeo, Matthew (2009). Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Road Trip. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1-55652-777-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> about a 1953 vacation trip covered by the media
  • Donovan, Robert J. (1983). Tumultuous Years: 1949–1953. New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-01619-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Donovan, Robert J. (1996). Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry Truman, 1945–1948. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 978-0-8262-1066-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ferrell, Robert H. Harry S. Truman: A Life (1994)
  • Fleming, Thomas J. (1993). Harry S. Truman, President. New York: Walker & Co. ISBN 978-0-8027-8269-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Gosnell, Harold Foote (1980). Truman's Crises: A Political Biography of Harry S. Truman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-21273-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Graff, Henry F., ed. (1996). The Presidents: A Reference History (2nd ed.). New York: Scribner Book Company. pp. 443–458. ISBN 978-0-684-80471-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Hamby, Alonzo L. Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman (1995)
  • Jesperson, Christopher. "Drama at Blair House: the attempted assassination of Harry Truman". Journal of Conflict Studies (Fall 1995).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • McCullough, David (1992). Truman. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-86920-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Foreign policy

  • Appleman, Roy E. (1992). South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu (June–November 1950). Washington, DC: Center of Military History, U.S. Army. ISBN 978-0-16-035958-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Blair, Clay (2003). The Forgotten War: America in Korea, 1950–1953. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-59114-075-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Divine, Robert A. "The Cold War and the Election of 1948," The Journal of American History, Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jun. 1972), pp. 90–110 in JSTOR
  • Duiker, William J. (1994). U.S. Containment Policy and the Conflict in Indochina. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-2283-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Gaddis, John Lewis. "Reconsiderations: Was the Truman Doctrine a Real Turning Point?" Foreign Affairs 1974 52(2): 386–402. ISSN 0015-7120
  • Holloway, David (1994). Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy 1939–1956. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-30-006664-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi. Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan (2009)
  • Heiss, Mary Ann, and Michael J. Hogan, eds. Origins of the National Security State and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman (Kirksville: Truman State University Press, 2015(. xvi, 240 pp.
  • Ivie, Robert L. "Fire, Flood, and Red Fever: Motivating Metaphors of Global Emergency in the Truman Doctrine Speech." Presidential Studies Quarterly 1999 29(3): 570–591. ISSN 0360-4918
  • Kepley, David R. (1988). The Collapse of the Middle Way: Senate Republicans and the Bipartisan Foreign Policy, 1948–1952. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-25784-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Lacey, Michael J. ed. The Truman Presidency (1989)
  • LaFeber, Walter (1993). America, Russia, and the Cold War, 1945–1992 (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-0703-5853-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Matray, James. "Truman's Plan for Victory: National Self Determination and the Thirty-Eighth Parallel Decision in Korea," Journal of American History 66 (September 1979), 314–333. in JSTOR
  • Matray, James I. Northeast Asia and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman: Japan, China, and the Two Koreas (2012)
  • Merrill, Dennis. "The Truman Doctrine: Containing Communism and Modernity" Presidential Studies Quarterly 2006 36(1): 27–37. ISSN 0360-4918
  • Offner, Arnold A. "'Another Such Victory': President Truman, American Foreign Policy, and the Cold War." Diplomatic History 1999 23(2): 127–155. ISSN 0145-2096
  • Pelz, Stephen. "When the Kitchen Gets Hot, Pass the Buck: Truman and Korea in 1950," Reviews in American History 6 (December 1978), 548–555. Online at Project MUSE
  • Pierpaoli Jr., Paul G. Truman and Korea: The Political Culture of the Early Cold War. University of Missouri Press, 1999 online edition
  • Sandler, Stanley (1995). The Korean War: An Encyclopedia. New York: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-8240-4445-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Smith, Geoffrey S. "'Harry, We Hardly Know You': Revisionism, Politics and Diplomacy, 1945–1954," American Political Science Review 70 (June 1976), 560–582. Online at JSTOR
  • Spalding, Elizabeth Edwards (2006). The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2392-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Wainstock, Dennis D. Truman, MacArthur, and the Korean War (1999) online edition
  • Walker, J. Samuel. Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan (1997) online edition
  • Walker, J. Samuel. "Recent Literature on Truman's Atomic Bomb Decision: A Search for Middle Ground" Diplomatic History April 2005 – Vol. 29 Issue 2 Pp 311–334
  • Judis, John B.: Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014. ISBN 978-0-374-16109-5

Politics and domestic issues

  • Berman, William C. The politics of civil rights in the Truman administration (1970) online
  • Bernstein, Barton J., ed. (1970). Politics and Policies of the Truman Administration (2nd ed.). Franklin Watts. ISBN 978-0-531-06328-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Bernstein, Barton J., ed. (1969). "America In War and Peace: The Test of Liberalism". Towards A New Past: Dissenting Essays in American History. New York: Vintage Books. pp. 289–291. ISBN 978-0-394-70494-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> reprinted in Hamby 1974, pp. 52–68.
  • Bolles, Blair (1952), How to Get Rich in Washington: Rich Man's Division of the Welfare State, New York: Norton.
  • Boyer, Paul (1994). By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 978-0-8078-4480-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Brooks, Karl Boyd, ed. The Environmental Legacy of Harry S. Truman, (Kirksville: Truman State University Press, 2009. xxxvi, 145 pp. ISBN 978-1-931112-93-2
  • Dean, Virgil W. "Why not the Brannan plan?." Agricultural History (1996): 268-282. in JSTOR, on agriculture
  • Fried, Richard M. (1990). Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-504361-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Gardner, Michael R. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks. Southern Illinois University Press, 2002. xx + 276 pp. ISBN 0-8093-2425-3. online review online edition
  • Hartmann, Susan M. Truman and the 80th Congress (1971)
  • Heller, Francis H. Economics and the Truman Administration (1981)
  • Koenig, Louis W. The Truman Administration: Its Principles and Practice (1956)
  • Lacey, Michael J. ed. The Truman Presidency (1989)
  • Lee, R. Alton; Truman and Taft-Hartley: A Question of Mandate. University of Kentucky Press, 1966 online edition
  • Marcus, Maeva Truman and the Steel Seizure Case: The Limits of Presidential Power (1994)
  • Matusow, Allen J. Farm policies and politics in the Truman years (Harvard University Press, 1967).
  • Parmet, Herbert S. The Democrats: The Years After FDR (Oxford University Press, 1976)
  • Pietrusza, David (2011), 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Changed America, New York: Union Square Press.
  • Ryan, Halford R. Harry S. Truman: Presidential Rhetoric (1993) online edition
  • Theoharis, Athan. The Truman Presidency: The Origins of the Imperial Presidency and the National Security State (1979).

Primary sources

  • Avner, Yehuda The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership (2010) (Chapter 9, A Walk with Harry Truman) ISBN 978-1-59264-278-6
  • Bernstein, Barton J., Ed. The Truman Administration: A Documentary History (1966); 2nd edition published as Politics and Policies of the Truman Administration (1970).
  • Clifford, Clark; Holbrooke, Richard (1991). Counsel to the President. New York: Random House. ISBN 978-0-394-56995-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Ferrell, Robert H. ed. Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910–1959 (1983)
  • Ferrell, Robert H. ed. Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman (1980).
  • Merrill, Dennis. ed. Documentary History of the Truman Presidency, (1995– ) 35 volumes; available in some large academic libraries.
  • Miller, Merle Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (1974) Putnam Publishing Group. ISBN 0-399-11261-8. London: Gollancz Ltd. (1974) ISBN 0-575-01841-0 (Reprint (2005) by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. ISBN 1-57912-437-2)
  • Neal, Steve ed. Miracle of '48: Harry Truman's Major Campaign Speeches & Selected Whistle-Stops (2003)
  • Truman, Harry S. (1955). Memoirs: Year of Decisions. 1. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Truman, Harry S. (1956). Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope. 2. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Truman, Margaret. Harry S. Truman. William Morrow and Co. (1973). memoir by his daughter

Online sources

Audio and video sources

Truman on US postage stamps

  • "Harry S. Truman Issue". Smithsonian Institution. May 8, 1973. Retrieved July 22, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "20-cent Truman". Smithsonian Institution. January 26, 1984. Retrieved July 22, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "Ameripex '86 Issue". Smithsonian Institution. May 22, 1986. Retrieved July 22, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "1995 World War II Issue". Smithsonian Institution. September 2, 1995. Retrieved July 22, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • "1940s Celebrate The Century Issues". Smithsonian Institution. February 18, 1999. Retrieved July 22, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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