Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman, edited by Robert H. Ferrell. New York: Penguin. 448 pp. $6.95.

This collection of presidential papers shows Truman's conviction that the republic established by the Constitution was the finest form of government in the history of the world. It also shows his concern for the education of the rising generation for responsible citizenship and leadership. Hence, his decision to establish a library to house his papers and provide information about the presidency which had ''been neglected and misrepresented by so-called historians.'' Author Ferrell writes in a direct, colorful style and includes previously unpublished letters and undelivered speeches.

The private papers are useful as a historical and personal memoir of the Truman adminstration and retirement years.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK