Cold War Essays
. Garden City, New York: Anchor Books, Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970. Chapter IV covers the beginning of the Cold War and Chapter V is about the use of the Atomic Bomb. Pages 35-73.
Bernstein, Barton J. and Matusow, Allen J.
The Truman Administration:
A Documentary History. New York and London. Harper & Row Publishers, 1966.
How the Cold War Was Played in Foreign Affairs,
Vol. 51, No. 1 (October 1972 pages 181 209. An overview of the Cold War.
Donovan, Robert J.
Conflict and Crisis, The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, 1945-1948.
New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1977. A journalistic style biography.
Plain Speaking, An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman.
New York. Berkley Publishing Corp., 1973, 1974. Lively and interesting reading by persons who knew Truman.
Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr.
Origins of the Cold War in Foreign Affairs
, Vol. 46, No. 1 (October 17) pages 22-52. One of the articles on “The Russian Revolution Fifty Years After”.
Starobin, Joseph R.
Origins of the Cold War: The Communist Dimension, in Foreign Affairs
, Vol. 47, No. 4 (July 1969). Pages 681-696.
Truman, Harry S.
. Vol. Two, Years of Trial and Hope. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1956. Interesting because of his personal viewpoints.
Athearn, Robert G.
American Heritage New Illustrated History of The United States, World War II.
New York, Fawcett, 1971.
. Interesting illustrations and photographs, personal narrative, easy to read, and short biographies of American Statesmen and Politicians.
America Today, Vol. 16
. An illustrated chapter on the Cold War. Pages 1354-1372.
Hadley, Arthur T.
Power’s Human Face, A Unique American History.
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1965. Chapter X The New World, Harry S. Truman. Page 194-202. Short, lively excerpts of documentary materials on events during Truman’s terms.
Leuchtenburg, William E.
The Age of Change, Vol. 12: From 1945. The Life History of the United-States
. New York: Time-Life Books, 1976 revised. The first three chapters are for more serious students. It has short biographical captions below photos of important individuals, and other photographic illustrations and maps.
McNaughton, Frank and Walter Hehmeyer.
This Man Truman
. New York, London: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc. 1945. An early biography written in an easy-to-read style.
Truman, Harry S.
. New York. Bernard Geis Associates. (Random House) 1953-1960. Relaxed reading about his retirement and comments about some of his decisions.
Wittner, Lawrence S.
(Great Lives Observed) A Spectrum Book. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971. Short chapters, autobiographical and short critiques on the life and thoughts of General MacArthur.