First Editions of The Memoirs of Harry Truman; Volume One Inscribed by Him

  • Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952.

Memoirs: Year of Decisions and Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope 1946-1952.

$975.00

Item Number: 71019

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955-56.

First editions of the memoirs of President Harry S. Truman. Octavo, two volumes, original black cloth, blue topstain. Warmly inscribed by the author in volume one on the front free endpaper, “Kindest regards to Varnas from Harry S Truman  5-8-59.” Both volumes are near fine an excellent dust jackets with some light wear and tear. Jacket design by Sidney Butchkes. Jacket photograph by Eliot Elisofon.

"Truman’s Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president’s tumultuous years in office, his early days in Missouri, and his rise in local and state politics. There are delightful glimpses of his family life, striking appraisals and anecdotes of world leaders such as Churchill, Stalin, Chiang and De Gaulle, and candid disclosures about the background of national and international events. But overshadowing all is the story of the glorious task of bringing a war to an end, of working for an enduring peace and leading the free world into a new age" (Doubleday).

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