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Harry S. Truman: A Resource Guide

Harry Truman, half-length portrait, facing front
Harry Truman, half-length portrait, facing front.
1 photographic print.
June 27, 1945.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-117122

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Harry S. Truman

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than seventy subject headings for books related to Harry S. Truman. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Truman-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles with that subject heading and then click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Truman-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Truman and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Harry S. Truman

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman [1945-53]. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1961-66.
LC Call Number: J80 .A283 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

Ferrell, Robert H., ed. The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman. 1980; rpt. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: E814 .A32 2002 [Catalog Record]

-----, ed. Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959. New York: Norton, 1983.
LC Call Number: E814 .A4 1983 [Catalog Record]

-----, ed. Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .T6 1980 [Catalog Record]

Merrill, Dennis, ed. Documentary History of the Truman Presidency. Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America, 1995-.
LC Call Number: E813 .D56 1995 [Catalog Record]

Neal, Steven, ed. Miracle of ’48: Harry Truman’s Major Campaign Speeches & Selected Whistle-Stops. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E742.5 .T65 2003 [Catalog Record]

Poen, Monte M., ed. Letters Home. 1984; rpt. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E814 .A4 2003 [Catalog Record]

-----, ed. Strictly Personal and Confidential: The Letters Harry Truman Never Mailed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1982.
LC Call Number: E814 .A4 1982b [Catalog Record]

Truman, Margaret, ed. Letters from Father: The Truman Family's Personal Correspondence. New York: Arbor House, 1981.
LC Call Number: E814.1 .L47 [Catalog Record]

-----, ed. Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman. New York: Warner Books, 1989.
LC Call Number: E814.1 .L47 [Catalog Record]

Truman, Harry S. Memoirs of Harry S. Truman. 1955-56; rpt. 2 vols. New York: Da Capo Press, 1986-87.
LC Call Number: E814 .A327 1986 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Truman

Dallek, Robert. Harry S. Truman. New York: Times Books, 2008.
LC Call Number: E814 .D25 2008 [Catalog Record]

Donovan, Robert J. Conflict and Crisis: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948. 1977; rpt. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996.
LC Call Number: E813 .D6 1996 [Catalog Record]

-----. Tumultuous Years: The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1949-1953. 1982; rpt. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1996.
LC Call Number: E813 .D63 1996 [Catalog Record]

Ferrell, Robert H. Harry S. Truman. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E814 .F459 2003 [Catalog Record]

-----. Harry S. Truman: A Life. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: E814 .F46 1994 [Catalog Record]

Gosnell, Harold Foote. Truman’s Crises: A Political Biography of Harry S. Truman. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.
LC Call Number: E814 .G67 [Catalog Record]

Hamby, Alonzo L. Man of the People: A Life of Harry S. Truman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
LC Call Number: E814 .H28 1995 [Catalog Record]

Jenkins, Roy. Truman. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
LC Call Number: E814 .J46 1986 [Catalog Record]

McCoy, Donald R. The Presidency of Harry S. Truman. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1984.
LC Call Number: E814 .M38 1984 [Catalog Record]

McCullough, David. Truman. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
LC Call Number: E814 .M26 1992 [Catalog Record]

Truman, Margaret. Harry S. Truman. New York: Morrow, 1973.
LC Call Number: E814 .T8 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Burns, Richard Dean. Harry S. Truman: A Bibliography of His Times and Presidency. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources Inc., 1984.
LC Call Number: Z8888.9 .B87 1984 E814 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Cannarella, Deborah. Harry S. Truman. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E814 .C36 2003 [Catalog Record]

Foley, Michael. Harry S. Truman. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
LC Call Number: E814 .F65 2004 [Catalog Record]

Gaines, Ann. Harry S. Truman: Our Thirty-Third President. Mankato, Minn.: Child’s World, 2009.
LC Call Number: E814 .G345 2009 [Catalog Record]

Lazo, Caroline Evensen. Harry S. Truman. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2003.
LC Call Number: E814 .L39 2003 [Catalog Record]

Otfinoski, Steven. Harry S. Truman: America’s 33rd President. New York: Children’s Press, 2005. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E814 .O84 2005 [Catalog Record]

Schuman, Michael. Harry S. Truman. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2003.
LC Call Number: E814 .S38 2003 [Catalog Record]

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