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In this riveting collection, available for the first time in paperback, we follow Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post-World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one of candor, humor, and personal expression. In these letters, spanning the years from when both were newly out of office until Acheson's death at the age of seventy-eight, we find them sharing the often surprising and always illuminating opinions, ideas, and feelings that the strictures of their offices had previously kept them from revealing.
Unbuttoned, careless of language, unburdened by political ambition or vanity, Truman and Acheson reveal their characters and their loyalty to each other on every page. Truman, a Missouri farmer with the unpolished but sharp intellect of a largely self-educated man, and Acheson, well educated, urbane, and affluent, seem an unlikely pair. But both men shared a deep and abiding patriotism and a taste for politics that transcended their very different backgrounds. "Affection and Trust" is a remarkable book that brings to light the very human side of two of the most important statesmen of the twentieth century.
Title: Affection and Trust: The Personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953-1971
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:
ISBN Number: 0803245262
ISBN Number 13: 9780803245266
Book Condition: Very Good
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Description: 0803245262 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!