President Truman Biographies

The participants discussed three recent biographies of President Truman by McCullough, Hamby and Ferrell. Four historians reviewed the… read more

The participants discussed three recent biographies of President Truman by McCullough, Hamby and Ferrell. Four historians reviewed the books and two of the biographers responded to these critiques. They also discussed the larger issues associated with biography of leading historical figures. Ferrell’s book is titled, Harry S. Truman: A Life, Hamby’s is Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman and McCullough’s is Truman. close

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  • Hamby, Alonzo Scholar Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars
  • Hoff, Joan Professor Indiana University->History Department
  • Kirkendall, Richard Professor University of Washington->History Department
  • Mitchell, Franklin Professor University of Southern California->History Department
  • Wood, Randall Professor University of Arkansas, Fayetteville->History Department
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President Truman Biographies

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Program ID:
71554-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jul 20, 1996
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2002

Airing Details

  • Jul 20, 1996 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 1996 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 1996 | 4:54am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 1996 | 5:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 21, 1999 | 5:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 22, 1999 | 7:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 23, 1999 | 3:22am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 19, 2002 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2002 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2002 | 6:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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