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Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Press release of last Presidential Address re: death of FDR, end of WWII, Korea

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06802 Author/Creator: Truman, Harry S. (1884-1972) Place Written: Washington Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 15 January 1953 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed on page 2. Printed front and back. "I suppose that history will remember my term...as the years when the "Cold War" began to overshadow our lives"

People: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Military History, Presidential Speeches & Proclamations, President, Presidents Discussing Presidents, Death, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Korean War, Cold War, Vice President

Sub Era: Postwar Politics and the Origins of the Cold War The Fifties