Year of Decisions: Signed by Harry S. Truman

  • Memoirs: Year of Decisions Volume One.

Memoirs: Year of Decisions Volume One.

Item Number: 76005

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1955.

Early printing of volume one of the memoirs of President Harry S. Truman. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Harry S. Truman on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. 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).