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Affection and Trust by Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson

Affection and Trust

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Affection and Trust by Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson
Nov 02, 2010 | ISBN 9780307594624

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 “Harry Truman was the last American president who had worked behind plow horses and had never been to college. His secretary of state, Dean Acheson, was a patrician from Yale, from the upper reaches of the legal profession and from the vanished world of America’s WASP ascendancy. Their collaboration, even more, their friendship, made history—and these luminous letters.”
—George F. Will

 “What pure joy it is to read this astonishing exchange of letters between these two giant figures. This unreserved and surprisingly tender correspondence is simultaneously a moving tribute to friendship, an historical treasure and a fabulous read from start to finish. It is also a happy throwback to a bygone era when people took the time to write long handwritten letters to one another.”
—Doris Kearns Goodwin
“Just as the letters between Adams and Jefferson provide an intimate and historically rich view of the birth and early years of the Republic, so, too, does the post-Presidential correspondence between Truman and Acheson offer illuminating insights into the watershed years following World War II.  At a time when America had emerged with strength and maturity into another vastly changed world, the candid views of these two old and mutually trusted friends on affairs of state and the personalities involved in them are invaluable sources of information.  Scholars and historians will be mining this trove for years to come.”
—Dr. Henry Kissinger
“What a wonderful book this is; a treasure abundant with little gems of statecraft, patriotism and keen observation by two honorable men.”
—Ken Burns

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