TRUMAN, Harry S., 1884-1972


Extended Bibliography

Bailey, Seth Thomas. Truman and the Pendergasts. Evanston, IL: Regency Books, 1963.

Blanton, Willard B. “Harry S Truman and Pendergast Politics.” Gateway Heritage 11 (Winter 1990-1991): 60-69.

Burns, Richard Dean, comp. Harry S. Truman: A Bibliography of His Times and Presidency. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1984.

Caldwell, George S., comp. The Wit and Wisdom of Harry S. Truman. 1966. Reprint. New York: Stein Day, 1973. Originally published as Good Old Harry: The Wit and Wisdom of Harry S. Truman.

Clemens, Cyril. The Man from Missouri: A Biography of Harry S. Truman. Webster Groves, MO: International Mark Twain Society, 1945.

Crenshaw, James Tiffin. “Harry S. Truman: A Study of the Missouri Democratic Senatorial Primary Races of 1934 and 1940.” Ph.D. dissertation, George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University, 1976.

Daniels, Jonathan. The Man of Independence. 1950. Reprint. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1971.

Devine, Michael J., Robert P. Watson, and Robert J. Wolz, eds., Israel and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman. Kirksville: Truman State University Press, 2008.

Dorsett, Lyle W. The Pendergast Machine. 1968. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980.

Ferrell, Robert H., ed. The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1980.

___. Choosing Truman: The Democratic Convention of 1944. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994.

___, ed. Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 1983.

___. Harry S. Truman. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2003.

___. Harry S. Truman: A Life. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994.

___, ed. Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman. New York: Harper Row, 1980.

___. Truman, a Centenary Remembrance. New York: Viking Press, 1984.

Fink, Gary M., and James W. Hilty. “Prologue: The Senate Voting Record of Harry S. Truman.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 4 (Autumn 1973): 207-35.

Furer, Howard B., ed. Harry S. Truman, 1884- : Chronology, Documents, Bibliographical Aids. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1970.

Gardner, Michael R. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks: Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

Gies, Joseph. Harry S. Truman, a Pictorial Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday Co., 1968.

Goldman, Alex J., ed. The Truman Wit. New York: Citadel Press, 1966.

Gosnell, Harold F. Truman’s Crises: A Political Biography of Harry S. Truman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Grant, Philip A., Jr. “The Election of Harry S Truman to the United States Senate.” Missouri Historical Society Bulletin 36 (January 1980): 103-9.

Grothaus, Larry. “Kansas City Blacks, Harry Truman and the Pendergast Machine.” Missouri Historical Review 69 (October 1974): 65-82.

Hamby, Alonzo L. “An American Democrat: A Reevaluation of the Personality of Harry S. Truman.” Political Science Quarterly 106 (Spring 1991): 33-55.

___. Man of the People: The Life of Harry Truman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

___. “ ‘The Modest and Capable Western Statesman’: Harry S. Truman in the United States Senate, 1935-1940.” Congress and the Presidency 17 (Autumn 1990): 109-30.

___. “ ‘Vultures at the Death of an Elephant’: Harry S. Truman, The Great Train Robbery, and the Transportation Act of 1940.” Railroad History 165 (Autumn 1991): 6-36.

Hedley, John Hollister. Harry S. Truman: The “Little” Man from Missouri. Woodbury, NY: Barron’s, 1979.

Heed, Thomas T. “Prelude to Whistlestop: Harry S. Truman the Apprentice Campaigner.” Ed.D. dissertation, Columbia University, 1975.

Helm, William Pickett. Harry Truman: A Political Biography. New York: Duell, Sloan, Pearce, 1947.

Hillman, William. Harry S. Truman in His Own Words. New York: Bonanza Books, 1984.

Jenkins, Roy. Truman. New York: Harper Row, 1986.

Kirkendall, Richard S. “Harry S Truman: A Missouri Farmer in the Golden Age.” Agricultural History 48 (October 1974): 467-83.

___. “Truman and Missouri.” Missouri Historical Review 81 (January 1987): 127-40.

___. “Truman’s Path to Power.” Social Science 43 (April 1968): 67-73.

___, ed. The Harry S. Truman Encyclopedia. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1989.

Maher, Sister M. Patrick Ellen. “The Role of the Chairman of a Congressional Investigating Committee: A Case Study of the Special Committee of the Senate to Investigate the National Defense Program, 1941-1948.” Ph.D. dissertation, St. Louis University, 1962.

McClure, Arthur F., and Donna Costigan. “The Truman Vice Presidency: Constructive Apprenticeship or Brief Interlude?” Missouri Historical Review 45 (April 1971): 318-41.

McCullough, David G. “I Hardly Know Truman.” American Heritage 43 (July/August 1992): 46-64.

___. Truman. New York: Simon Schuster, 1992.

McNaughton, Frank, and Walter Hehmeyer. This Man Truman. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1945.

Miller, Merle. Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman. 1974. Reprint. New York: Greenwich House, 1985.

Miller, Richard Lawrence. Truman: The Rise to Power. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1986.

Parker, Daniel F. “The Political and Social Views of Harry S. Truman.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1951.

Poen, Monte M., ed. Letters Home. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1984.

___, ed. Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed. Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1982.

Powell, Eugene James. Tom’s Boy Harry: The First Complete, Authentic Story of Harry Truman’s Connection with the Pendergast Machine. Jefferson City, MO: Hawthorn Publishing Co., 1948.

Riddle, Donald H. The Truman Committee: A Study in Congressional Responsibility. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1964.

Riley, Glenda. “ ‘Dear Mama’: The Family Letters of Harry S. Truman.” Missouri Historical Quarterly 83 (April 1989): 249-70.

Robbins, Charles. Last of His Kind: An Informal Portrait of Harry S. Truman. New York: Willliam Morrow Co., 1979.

Robbins, Jhan. Bess Harry: An American Love Story. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1980.

Schauffler, Edward Reynolds. Harry Truman, Son of the Soil. Kansas City, MO: Schauffler Publishing Co., 1947.

Schmidtlein, Eugene Francis. “Truman the Senator.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia, 1962.

___. “Truman’s First Senatorial Election.” Missouri Historical Review 57 (January 1963): 128-55.

Steinberg, Alfred. The Man from Missouri: The Life and Times of Harry S. Truman. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1962.

Toulmin, Harry Aubrey. Diary of Democracy: The Senate War Investigating Committee. New York: R.R. Smith, 1947.

Truman, Harry S. Memoirs of Harry S. Truman. 2 vols. 1955-1956. Reprint. New York: Da Capo Press, 1986-1987.

___. Mr. Citizen. New York: Geis Associates, 1960.

___. Truman Speaks. Lectures and discussions held at Columbia University on April 27-29, 1959. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.

Truman, Margaret. Harry S. Truman. 1973. Reprint. New York: Quill, 1984.

___, ed. Letters from Father: The Truman Family’s Personal Correspondence. New York: Arbor House, 1981.

___, ed. Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman. New York: Warner Books, 1989.

Underhill, Robert. FDR and Harry: Unparalleled Lives. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996. ___. The Truman Persuasions. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1981.

U.S. Congress. Memorial Services in the Congress of the United States and Tributes in Eulogy of Harry S. Truman, Late President of the United States. 93d Cong., 1st sess., 1973. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1973.

Wilburn, Mark Steven. “Keeping the Powder Dry: Senator Harry S. Truman and Democratic Interventionism, 1935-1941.” Missouri Historical Review 84 (April 1990): 311-37.

Willson, Roger Edward. “The Truman Committee.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1966.

Wilson, Thomas D. “Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African-American Conservative and the ‘Conversion’ of a Future President.” Missouri Historical Review 88 (October 1993): 48-77.

Yang, Matthew Yung-chun. “The Truman Committee.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University, 1947.