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Churchill Truman Stalin
Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Joseph Stalin

Lauren Bacall & Truman
Harry Truman and Lauren Bacall

Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. He became president after the death of the previous president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He was sworn in on April 12, 1945 a little less than a month before Germany surrendered in World War II and less than three months after President Roosevelt started his historic fourth presidential term.

When President Truman ascended to the presidency, he had no experience in foreign politics, knew nothing about the Manhattan Project that produced the world's first atomic bomb, and he didn't know much about domestic politics. President Roosevelt didn't discuss these things with him. Truman became Vice President through a deal brokered by the Democratic National Committee chairman never thinking that Truman would become president. Truman presided over tHarry Trumanhe final few months of World War II, finally giving his authorization to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

During his two terms as president he faced many challenges. As a matter of fact, no one expected Truman to be re-elected to the presidency in 1948. In the years immediately after the war, moving the country back to  a post war economy was painful. There were shortages and strikes. Congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act that monitors labor union activity, overriding the president's veto resulting in a speech to the American public. President Harry Truman created The Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) to prepare and educate the public about the threat of a nuclear attack as well as natural disasters. 

One of the presidents unwritten duties is to address the nation on various issues or to speak at important events. President Truman addressed the nation on several subjects including addressing the crisis in Greece and Turkey. The president needed to explain to the American people that the US was providing military and economic aid to the countries to prevent them falling under the influence of the communist regime in the Soviet Union. This policy was known as the Truman Doctrine. See also recordings of Harry Truman's daughter, Margaret Truman.

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      37 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
      total playtime 9 hours, 55 min
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        37 shows - total playtime 9 hours 55 minutes
        1. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
        2. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces.mp3
        3. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2.mp3
        4. 450508 Surrender Of Germany.mp3
        5. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference.mp3
        6. 450809 Potsdam Conference.mp3
        7. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC.mp3
        8. 460406 Chicago On Army Day.mp3
        9. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency.mp3
        10. 470303 Mexico City.mp3
        11. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine.mp3
        12. 470312 Truman Doctrine.mp3
        13. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill.mp3
        14. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp.mp3
        15. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session.mp3
        16. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City.mp3
        17. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division.mp3
        18. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech.mp3
        19. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc.mp3
        20. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress.mp3
        21. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union.mp3
        22. 490120 Inaugural Address.mp3
        23. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty.mp3
        24. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America.mp3
        25. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building.mp3
        26. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild.mp3
        27. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea.mp3
        28. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency.mp3
        29. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East.mp3
        30. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea.mp3
        31. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
        32. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center.mp3
        33. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass..mp3
        34. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address.mp3
        35. 521022 Campaign Speech.mp3
        36. 530115 Last Speech As President.mp3
        37. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt.mp3
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      total playtime 9 hours, 55 min
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        37 shows - total playtime 9 hours 55 minutes
        1. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
        2. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces.mp3
        3. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2.mp3
        4. 450508 Surrender Of Germany.mp3
        5. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference.mp3
        6. 450809 Potsdam Conference.mp3
        7. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC.mp3
        8. 460406 Chicago On Army Day.mp3
        9. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency.mp3
        10. 470303 Mexico City.mp3
        11. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine.mp3
        12. 470312 Truman Doctrine.mp3
        13. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill.mp3
        14. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp.mp3
        15. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session.mp3
        16. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City.mp3
        17. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division.mp3
        18. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech.mp3
        19. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc.mp3
        20. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress.mp3
        21. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union.mp3
        22. 490120 Inaugural Address.mp3
        23. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty.mp3
        24. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America.mp3
        25. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building.mp3
        26. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild.mp3
        27. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea.mp3
        28. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency.mp3
        29. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East.mp3
        30. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea.mp3
        31. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
        32. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center.mp3
        33. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass..mp3
        34. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address.mp3
        35. 521022 Campaign Speech.mp3
        36. 530115 Last Speech As President.mp3
        37. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt.mp3
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      37 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
      total playtime 9 hours, 55 min

      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A001

      1. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress
      2. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces
      3. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2
      4. 450508 Surrender Of Germany
      5. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A002

      1. 450809 Potsdam Conference
      2. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A003

      1. 460406 Chicago On Army Day
      2. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency
      3. 470303 Mexico City
      4. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A004

      1. 470312 Truman Doctrine
      2. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill
      3. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A005

      1. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session
      2. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A006

      1. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division
      2. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A007

      1. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc
      2. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A008

      1. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union
      2. 490120 Inaugural Address
      3. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A009

      1. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America
      2. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building
      3. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild
      4. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea
      5. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency
      6. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A010

      1. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea
      2. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference
      3. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center
      4. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass.

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      Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A011

      1. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address
      2. 521022 Campaign Speech
      3. 530115 Last Speech As President
      4. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt

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