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Walter Isaacson
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Chapters 9-10 Summary and Analysis

Harry Truman became president after Roosevelt's death. Roosevelt had made decisions on his own while Truman made it clear that he would rely on his staff for input. He had to deal with many important issues that first month as the war in Europe was ending and the rift with the Soviets was becoming more public.

Harriman wanted to return to Washington to brief Turman but was told to remain in Moscow. He talked Stalin into sending Foreign Minister Molotov to the opening of the United Nations so he could accompany him.

Bohlen got along well with Truman and worked with Stettinius to brief him about the problems with the Soviets. Harriman also briefed the new President. At the meeting with Molotov, Truman made it clear that the United States wanted Stalin to adhere to the terms of the...

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