"more poignant and human than Truman’s official memoirs": First Edition of Truman Speaks; Inscribed by Harry Truman

  • Truman Speaks.

Truman Speaks.

$1,250.00

Item Number: 4515

New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.

First edition of a collection of lectures given by Truman at Columbia University. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Truman. Inscribed by the author, “To John _____ kindest regards from Harry S. Truman 2-26-64.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light shelfwear. Jacket photograph by The Bettmann Archive.

"Truman belongs in the company of our great Presidents The former President was invited to speak to the students at Columbia University in the spring of 1959. The book is a transcript of what he had to tell them about the Presidency, the Constitution and demagoguery more poignant and human than Truman’s official memoirs" (New York Times).

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