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Book review: 'Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman' by Aida D. Donald

Readers who want a concise book about an improbable president, who became one of the nation's most revered, should buy or borrow “Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman.”
BY DENNIE HALL Published: December 2, 2012

Misdeeds of some of Truman's staff caused his administration to be labeled as corrupt, as was the case with President Ronald Reagan. However, there was no evidence of improprieties by the two presidents themselves.

A historian, Donald has taught at Columbia University and is author of a book on Theodore Roosevelt, “A Lion in the White House.” The Truman book offers little that is fresh and original, but skimming the 265 pages is by no means a waste of time, especially for those who yearn to know more about our 33rd president.

— Dennie Hall