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By Robert H. Ferrell

As Franklin D. Roosevelt's healthiness deteriorated within the months major as much as the Democratic nationwide conference of 1944, Democratic leaders faced a dire scenario. Given the inevitability of the president's demise in the course of a fourth time period, the alternative of a operating mate for FDR was once of profound value. The Democrats wanted a guy they can belief. They wanted Harry S. Truman.

Robert Ferrell tells an engrossing story of ruthless ambition, mystery conferences, and occasion politics. Roosevelt emerges as a manipulative chief whose wish to hold energy ended in a blatant omit for the loyalty of his subordinates and the aspirations of his vice presidential hopefuls. Startling in its conclusions, impeccable in its examine, Choosing Truman is an engrossing, behind-the-scenes examine the making of the nation's thirty-third president.

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He showed the president a photograph he had just received from Aiken, South Carolina, of Mrs. Roosevelt addressing a black audience. "Look at the expression on their faces. That is idolatry. You can't tell me that the fact you have a southerner on the ticket that those Negro people are going to turn against Mrs. " "Mr. ' I wonder if anybody ever thinks about the white people. Did you ever stop to think who could do the most for the Negro? This is a serious problem, but it will have to be solved by the white people of the South.

That is idolatry. You can't tell me that the fact you have a southerner on the ticket that those Negro people are going to turn against Mrs. " "Mr. ' I wonder if anybody ever thinks about the white people. Did you ever stop to think who could do the most for the Negro? This is a serious problem, but it will have to be solved by the white people of the South. If Mr. Wallace or Mr. Douglas says he is against the poll tax that is not news and they cannot change the views of southerners. " The president interrupted that southerners had filibustered the anti-poll tax bill.

You can't tell me that the fact you have a southerner on the ticket that those Negro people are going to turn against Mrs. " "Mr. ' I wonder if anybody ever thinks about the white people. Did you ever stop to think who could do the most for the Negro? This is a serious problem, but it will have to be solved by the white people of the South. If Mr. Wallace or Mr. Douglas says he is against the poll tax that is not news and they cannot change the views of southerners. " The president interrupted that southerners had filibustered the anti-poll tax bill.

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