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> Granite State Readers Recommend

Goffstown, NH

Michael York [August 2008]
New Hampshire State Librarian

David McCullough, one of the most popular American historians of the last 40 years, often referred to as "the master of the art of narrative history" has written about American leaders in numerous award winning books. His voluminous treatment of Harry Truman in his Pulitzer Prize winning history I think is his best. At more than 1,000 pages, McCullough covers Truman's life in detail from the machine politics of Kansas City in the Twenties and Thirties, to his winning the presidency on his own against all odds defeating Governor Dewey in 1948. No one tells the story better than David McCullough. If you have not read any of David McCullough's books you need to. If you have not read Truman, check it out at your public library. As we get immersed in the politics of today it is interesting to look back to the Square Deal and get a sense of what was happening to America as it emerged from World War II as the most powerful nation on earth.

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