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Jeffrey Frank

Season 5 Episode 10 | 26m 40s

After serving for three months as vice president, Harry S. Truman, at age 60, suddenly inherited the White House. How did Truman, a seemingly unprepared provincial, become the steadfast leader who, in the rush of events, helped shape the postwar world?

Aired: 03/05/24 | Expires: 04/03/24
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Fredrik Logevall is the author of JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917–1956.
Candice Millard offers an extraordinary account of President Garfield’s career.
Marie Arana is the author of LatinoLand, to be published in 2024.
Jonathan Darman is a former correspondent for Newsweek and the author of several books.
Leslie M. Harris is professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern.
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a professor of medicine at Columbia University.
Craig L. Symonds is professor of history emeritus at the United States Naval Academy.
Richard Haass is the author of The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens.
Beverly Gage is professor of 20th-century American history at Yale University.
David Rubenstein uncovers the evolution of the American story.
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Marie Arana is the author of LatinoLand, to be published in 2024.
Jonathan Darman is a former correspondent for Newsweek and the author of several books.
Leslie M. Harris is professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern.
Siddhartha Mukherjee is a professor of medicine at Columbia University.
Craig L. Symonds is professor of history emeritus at the United States Naval Academy.
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