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Truman Summary
David McCullough

Everything you need to understand or teach Truman by David McCullough.

  • Truman Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Biography
  • 6 Student Essay
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
  • ...and more
  • 30 Truman Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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  • ...and more

Truman Summary

Plot Summary

Harry S Truman was born May 8, 1884, in Jackson County, Missouri. Both sets of his grandparents were Scotch/Irish pioneers who went west in search of fertile farmland. He grew up in a Tom Sawyer world where his small town neighbors of Independence, Missouri, knew and helped each other.

After his high school graduation in 1902, Harry could not afford to attend college because his father had gambled away all the family's holdings. Harry, his father, and his brother all took salaried jobs in Kansas City. In 1905 the family went back into farming and Harry worked at it for ten years. In 1918 he enlisted in the Army and served as a battery captain in France during World War I, where he showed courage in battle.

After the war, he returned to Independence and married his childhood sweetheart, Bess Wallace. He and a war buddy opened a haberdashery that went bankrupt...

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Study Pack

The Truman Study Pack contains about 142 pages of study material in 10 products, including:

Truman Study Guide

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Truman Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including:

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