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Years of Trial and Hope
Years of Trial and Hope
By Harry S. Truman
Doubleday, 1956, 594 pp
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In this second volume of his memoirs Mr. Truman remains very much himself: brisk, confident, often tart and at times unfair in his judgments. The years covered, 1946 to 1952, abound in controversial issues: to these the former President adds a good deal of light and not a little heat. Valuable to the historian for its documentation, the volume demonstrates both Mr. Truman's capacity for decision and his quite uncomplicated view of very complex problems.