In This Review

Years of Trial and Hope
Years of Trial and Hope
By Harry S. Truman
Doubleday, 1956, 594 pp

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.