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Ascent to Power

Ascent to Power is a carefully crafted biography that superbly captures the presidency of Harry S. Truman.

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Review of ‘Ascent to Power’

Harry S. Truman had served only 42 days as vice president when Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945. Truman had been a respected senator, best known for creating a commission that tracked government spending and saved the country millions during World War II, but despite FDR’s ailing health, the president had done nothing…

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