Harry S TrumanHarry S. Truman Library
Location: Holmstedt Hall 304
Contact" Email: polisci@indstate.edu
Phone: 812.237.2430
This Library is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Robert Thompson. Dr. Thompson served many roles at Indiana State University, including Executive Vice President of the University Foundation, Interim Vice President of University Advancement, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs, Director of University Community Relations, Director of Marketing, and Professor of Marketing. His years of dedicated service to the campus was greatly appreciated by his Indiana State University colleagues, and his commitment to student success and education is remembered by hundreds of his former students.

The Harry S. Truman Library was generously donated to the ISU Department of Political Science. It is open to students and scholars alike interested in studying President Truman. The Library contains selected newspaper clippings and books. Some of the Library’s content is as follows:


1.         Year of Decisions, 1945, volume 1, Harry S. Truman
2.         Years of Trial and Hope, 1946-1952, volume 2, Harry S. Truman
3.         The Man of Independence, Jonathan Daniels
4.         Man of the People, Alonzo L. Hamby
5.         Harry S. Truman, Robert H. Ferrell
6.         Truman, David McCullough
7.         Conflict and Crisis, Robert J. Donovan
8.         Tumultuous Years, Robert J. Donovan
9.         Harry S. Truman, Margaret Truman
10.       Truman, Roy Jenkins
11.       Off the Record, The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman, edited by Robert H. Ferrell
12.       Truman the Rise to Power, Richard Lawrence Miller
13.       Harry S. Truman, Robert H. Ferrell [small paperback]
14.       The Autobiography of Harry S. Truman, Robert H. Ferrell
15.       Mr. Citizen, Harry S. Truman
16.       From Yalta to Panmunjom, Truman's Diplomacy and the Four Powers, 1945-1953, HUA Quingzhao
17.       The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry S. Truman, Edited by Raymond H. Geselbracht
18.       Harry Truman and Civil Rights, Moral Courage and Political Risks, Michael R. Gardner
19.       Harry Truman and the Crisis Presidency, Bert Cochran
20.       Last of His Kind, Charles Robbins
21.       This Man Truman, Frank McNaughton and Walter Hehmeyer
22.       Harry Truman and the Human Family, Frank K. Kelly
23.       The Truman Presidency, Cabell Phillips
24.       Bess W. Truman, Margaret Truman
25.       Dear Bess, The Letters of Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959, edited by Robert H. Ferrell
26.       Dear Harry, From Bess, Clifton Truman Daniel
27.       The Marshall Plan, Charles L. Mee, Jr.
28.       The Most Noble Adventure, the Marshall Plan and When America Helped Save Europe,  Greg Behrman
29.       Harry S. Truman and the Fair Deal, Alonzo L. Hamby
30.       The Truman Doctrine and the Origins of McCarthyism, Richard M. Freeland
31.       Working With Truman, Ken Hechler
32.       An Uplanned Life, George Elsey
33.       The Soldier from Independence, D.M. Giangreco
34.       Citizen Soldier, Aida D. Donald
35.       Acheson, James Chace
36.       Present at the Creation, Dean Acheson
37.       Affection and Trust, The Personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, 1953- 1971,   Introduction by David McCullough
38.       From Roosevelt to Truman, Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.
39.       The Wise Men, Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
40.       The First Cold Warrior, Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal  Internationalism, Elizabeth Edwards Spalding
41.       Another Such Victory, President Truman and the Cold War, 1945-1953, Arnold A. Offner
42.       Harry S. Truman Versus the Medical Lobby, The Genesis of Medicare, Monte M. Poen
43.       American Gunfight, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr.
44.       George F. Kennan, John Lewis Gaddis
45.       The Working White House, text by Hayes Johnson; photos by Frank Johnston
46.       Harry and Ike, Steve Neal
47.       Churchill at War 1940-45, Lord Moran
48.       The Last Lion Winston Spencer Churchill, William Manchester and Paul Reid
49.       Truman Defeats Dewey, Gary A. Donaldson
50.       The Upset That Wasn't, Harold I. Gulian
51.       1948, David Pietrusza
52.       The Last Campaign, Zachary Karabell
53.       Truman & Pendergast, Robert H. Ferrell
54.       The Most Controversial Decision, Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C.
55.       Truman's Dilemma, Paul D. Walker
56.       Prompt & Utter Destruction, J. Samuel Walker
57.       Downfall, Richard B. Frank
58.       Genius in the Shadows, William Lanouette
59.       A Safe Haven, Allis Raddosh and Ronald Raddosh
60.       Truman and Noyes, Sidney O. Krasnoff
61.       The Crucial Decade-and After, Eric F. Goldman
62.       Iron Curtain, Anne Applebaum
63.       On The Edge of the Cold War, Igor Lukes
64.       Meeting at Potsdam, Charles L. Mee, jr.
65.       Bloodlands, Timothy Snyder
66.       Prague Winter, Madeleine Albright
67.       Don't You Know There's a War On?, Richard R. Lingeman
68.       Honorable Survivor, Lynne Joiner
69.       Truman and the Russians, Herbert Druks
70.       The National Security Legacy of Harry S. Truman, proceedings of 2003 Truman Legacy Symposium  [TLS]
71.       Congress and Harry S. Truman, a Conflict Legacy, proceedings of 2009 TLS
72.       Israel and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman, proceedings of 2005 TLS
73.       Retribution, Max Hastings
74.       Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentucky, James E. St. Clair and Linda C Gugin
75.       Harry's Farewell, introduction and edited by Richard S. Kirkendall
76.       Presidential Courage, Michael Beschloss
77.       The Conquerors, Michael Beschloss
78.       The President as Leader, Erwin C. Hargrove
79.       Eleanor and Harry, edited by Steve Neal
80.       Plain Speaking, Merle Miller
81.       Strictly Personal and Confidential, edited by Monte M. Poen
82.       The Words of Harry S Truman, selected by Robert J. Donovan
83.       The Memorable Words of The Man from Missouri, selected and arranged by Ted Sheldon
84.       The Trumans, Cass R. Sanduk
85.       The Quotable Harry S. Truman, edited by T. S. Settel & Staff of Quote
86.       Truman in Cartoon and Caricature, James N. Giglio
87.       Harry S Truman a Pictorial Biography, Joseph Gies
88.       The Quotable Truman, edited by David Gallen
89.       A Pictorial Biography HST, text by David S. Thomson
90.       "Give 'Em Hell Harry", Samuel Gallus
91.       Foreign Aid and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman, edited by Raymond H. Geselbracht. Vol. 10 of  the Truman Legacy Series. Based on the Tenth Truman legacy Symposium, National Security,  May 2012, Key West, Florida
92.       George Marshall, a biography, Debi and Irwin Unger with Stanley Hirshson
93.       Selling the Korean War, Steven Casey
94.       Harry & Arthur, Lawrence J. Haas
95.       The Year of Indecision, 1946, Kenneth Weisbrode
96.       Killing the Rising Sun, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
97.       1946 The Making of the Modern World, Victor Sebestyen
98.       The Candy Bombers, Andrei Cherny
99.       The Berlin Airlift, Jon Sutherland & Diane Canwell
100.     Implacable Foes, War in the Pacific 1944-1945, Waldo Heinrichs and Marc Gallicchio
101.     The Accidental President, A. J. Baime
102.     The Marshal Plan-Dawn of the Cold War, Benn Steil
103.     The General vs. the President, H. W. Brands
104.     A Preponderance of Power, Melvyn P. Leffler
105.     A Force So Swift, Mao, Truman and the Birth of Modern China, 1949, Keven Peraino
106.     The Allies, Winston Groom
107.     The Presidential Character, James David Barber
108.     The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, Donald R. McCoy
109.     Truman’s Dilemma, Invasion or The Bomb, Paul D. Walker
110.     Countdown, Chris Wallace
111.     Dewey Defeats Truman, A. J. Baime
112.     Saving Freedom, Joe Scarborough
113.     Israel’s Moment, Jeffrey Herf
114.     The War of Nerves: Inside the Cold War Mind, Martin Sixsmith
115.     Between Containment and Rollback: The United States and the Cold War in Germany, Christian Ostermann
116.     In the Shadow of FDR, William E. Leuchtenburg
117.     Brother Truman, Allen E. Roberts
118.     Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine, Denise Bostdorff
119.     The Truman Era 1945-1952, I.F. Stone
120.     The Awesome Power, Richard F. Haynes
121.     Truman’s Triumphs: The 1948 Election and the Making of Postwar America, Andrew E. Busch
122.     Mr. Truman’s War: The Final Victories of World War II and the Birth of the Postwar World, J. Robert Moskin
123.     The Truman White House: The Administration of the Presidency, 1945 – 1953, Francis Howard Heller
124.     The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945 – 1953, Jeffrey Frank
125.     Harry Truman's Independence: The Center of the World by Jon Taylor
126.     Truman's Grandview Farm by Jon Taylor
127.     Road to Surrender by Evan Thomas
128.     From Failure To President by Clifton Truman Daniel
129.     Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman-from World War to Cold War by Michael Dobbs
130.     In the Shadow of Fear: American and the World in 1950 by Nick Bunker
131.     A Cross of Iron by Michael J. Hogan


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