In This Review

Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948
Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948
By Robert J. Donovan
Norton, 1977, 473 pp.

A lively, readable account of Truman's first term. The portrait is familiar - for Truman was not a misunderstood President - but many of the details come from recently opened files.