Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman - Harry S. Truman & Margaret Truman

Where the Buck Stops: The Personal and Private Writings of Harry S. Truman

By Harry S. Truman & Margaret Truman

  • Release Date: 2016-03-05
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings


Harry Truman was a man of common sense and uncommon insights. In this frank book, the thirty-third president of the United States speaks directly about the office of the presidency, about the best and worst presidents, and his own experience holding office.

Nearly every page contains a "Trumanism" - an unexpected insight, a little-known anecdote, or a pithy piece of wisdom. His topics range from "do-nothing presidents" to the way he felt military service undermined a leader's ability to command a country to his admiration for Abraham Lincoln. Truman writes about moments in presidential history with a warmth and sincerity that brings figures from George Washington to Franklin Roosevelt to life.

Willing to write frankly about his decision to drop the atomic bomb, but humble about his own impact on history, Truman offers a unique perspective on American history.


  • Not good

    By LarryGK2
    I assumed this book was about Harry Truman. There is almost nothing in it about Truman. It is really a book about his thoughts on every other president. His opinions on the other presidents is way off the mark too according to my reading of history. I am glad I only spent $2.00 on the digital version. If you are interested in Harry Truman better look for a better book, this is not it.