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The Truman Presidency: The Origins of the Imperial Presidency and the National Security State

The Truman Presidency: The Origins of the Imperial Presidency and the National Security State

Edited by Athan Theoharis

Coleman, 1979, 396 pp.

A compilation of documents, many only recently declassified, on the internal and external security activities of the Truman Administration. The evidence confirms that covert intervention abroad and violation of civil rights at home in the name of national security were commonplace.