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Harry S Truman Speeches

Listen to historic speeches from the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

Harry S Truman Speeches

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Harry Truman
(1884 – 1972)

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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    90 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00. Total playtime 30 hours, 20 min
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    total playtime 30 hours, 20 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 65 shows - total playtime 18 hours 40 minutes
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    2. 450416 First Joint Session of Congress.mp3
    3. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
    4. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces.mp3
    5. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2.mp3
    6. 450508 Surrender Of Germany.mp3
    7. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference.mp3
    8. 450809 Potsdam Conference.mp3
    9. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC.mp3
    10. 460406 Chicago On Army Day.mp3
    11. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency.mp3
    12. 460525 Address to a Joint Session of Congress.mp3
    13. 470303 Mexico City.mp3
    14. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine.mp3
    15. 470312 Truman Doctrine.mp3
    16. 470620 Veto of Taft-Hartley.mp3
    17. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill.mp3
    18. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp.mp3
    19. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session.mp3
    20. 480000 I'm Just Wild About Harry.mp3
    21. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City.mp3
    22. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division.mp3
    23. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech.mp3
    24. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc.mp3
    25. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress.mp3
    26. 481000 Ronald Reagan Endorses Harry Truman for President.mp3
    27. 481103 Victory Speech.mp3
    28. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union.mp3
    29. 490120 Inaugural Address.mp3
    30. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty.mp3
    31. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America.mp3
    32. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building.mp3
    33. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild.mp3
    34. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea.mp3
    35. 501024 Speaks to the UN on Korea.mp3
    36. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency.mp3
    37. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East.mp3
    38. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea.mp3
    39. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
    40. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center.mp3
    41. 520110 Press Conference.mp3
    42. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass..mp3
    43. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address.mp3
    44. 520503 Gives Tour of the White House.mp3
    45. 520503 White House Tour.mp3
    46. 521022 Campaign Speech.mp3
    47. 530000 Washington Merry Go Round Interview.mp3
    48. 530115 Last Speech As President.mp3
    49. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt.mp3
    50. 530123 Homecoming to Independence.mp3
    51. 540000 This I Believe.mp3
    52. 550000 The Man From Independence.mp3
    53. 560000 Introduction of James Pendergast.mp3
    54. 560813 Address to the Democratic National Convention.mp3
    55. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 01 of 12.mp3
    56. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 02 of 12.mp3
    57. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 03 of 12.mp3
    58. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 04 of 12.mp3
    59. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 05 of 12.mp3
    60. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 06 of 12.mp3
    61. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 07 of 12.mp3
    62. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 08 of 12.mp3
    63. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 09 of 12.mp3
    64. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 10 of 12.mp3
    65. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 11 of 12.mp3
    66. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 12 of 12.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 25 shows - total playtime 11 hours 39 minutes
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    2. 20070921 Presidential Library Tour.mp3
    3. 580304 Young Democrats.mp3
    4. 580917 US Steel Workers Convention.mp3
    5. 590913 Hadassah Convention.mp3
    6. 600702 Criticism of Senator JFK.mp3
    7. 600820 John F Kennedy Press Conf Truman Library.mp3
    8. 610508 Birthday Call From John Kennedy.mp3
    9. 621028 Talks with John Kennedy About Cuba.mp3
    10. 630508 Birthday Call From President Kennedy.mp3
    11. 630724 Talks With John Kennedy About Nuclear Test Ban.mp3
    12. 630726 John Kennedy Abt Supporting Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.mp3
    13. 631201 Interview on Late Presidents Reputation.mp3
    14. 640000 Civil Rights After World War II.mp3
    15. 640000 Decision ConflictsTruman Dialogue Future Part 1.mp3
    16. 640223 Eating Alone.mp3
    17. 641104 Phone Call With Lyndon Johnson.mp3
    18. 660531 Medicare PSA.mp3
    19. 681225 Phone Call Lyndon Johnson Lady Bird Bess Truman.mp3
    20. 720000 Reports of Deteriorating Health and Death.mp3
    21. 721226 Death of Harry S Truman.mp3
    22. 721228 Funeral.mp3
    23. 750000 Chicago.mp3
    24. 750000 James Whitemore, Give Em Hell, Harry!.mp3
    25. 970510 George Curtis, Tour Harry Truman's Private Office.mp3
    26. 991018 American Presidents Series.mp3
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    90 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00. Total playtime 30 hours, 20 min
    90 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 30 hours, 20 min
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    1. Volume 1 - 65 shows - total playtime 18 hours 40 minutes
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    2. 450416 First Joint Session of Congress.mp3
    3. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress.mp3
    4. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces.mp3
    5. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2.mp3
    6. 450508 Surrender Of Germany.mp3
    7. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference.mp3
    8. 450809 Potsdam Conference.mp3
    9. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC.mp3
    10. 460406 Chicago On Army Day.mp3
    11. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency.mp3
    12. 460525 Address to a Joint Session of Congress.mp3
    13. 470303 Mexico City.mp3
    14. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine.mp3
    15. 470312 Truman Doctrine.mp3
    16. 470620 Veto of Taft-Hartley.mp3
    17. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill.mp3
    18. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp.mp3
    19. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session.mp3
    20. 480000 I'm Just Wild About Harry.mp3
    21. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City.mp3
    22. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division.mp3
    23. 480715 Dnc Acceptance Speech.mp3
    24. 480715 Philadelphia Upon Accepting Nomination Of Dnc.mp3
    25. 480727 Message To Special Session Of 80 Th Congress.mp3
    26. 481000 Ronald Reagan Endorses Harry Truman for President.mp3
    27. 481103 Victory Speech.mp3
    28. 490105 Annual Message To Congress On State Of Union.mp3
    29. 490120 Inaugural Address.mp3
    30. 490404 Signing Of North Atlantic Treaty.mp3
    31. 490719 Chicago Imperial Council Session Shrine N America.mp3
    32. 491024 NYC Cornerstone Laying Of UN Building.mp3
    33. 500628 Annual Convention Of American Newspaper Guild.mp3
    34. 500719 Radio TV Address Situation In Korea.mp3
    35. 501024 Speaks to the UN on Korea.mp3
    36. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency.mp3
    37. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East.mp3
    38. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea.mp3
    39. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference.mp3
    40. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center.mp3
    41. 520110 Press Conference.mp3
    42. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass..mp3
    43. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address.mp3
    44. 520503 Gives Tour of the White House.mp3
    45. 520503 White House Tour.mp3
    46. 521022 Campaign Speech.mp3
    47. 530000 Washington Merry Go Round Interview.mp3
    48. 530115 Last Speech As President.mp3
    49. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt.mp3
    50. 530123 Homecoming to Independence.mp3
    51. 540000 This I Believe.mp3
    52. 550000 The Man From Independence.mp3
    53. 560000 Introduction of James Pendergast.mp3
    54. 560813 Address to the Democratic National Convention.mp3
    55. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 01 of 12.mp3
    56. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 02 of 12.mp3
    57. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 03 of 12.mp3
    58. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 04 of 12.mp3
    59. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 05 of 12.mp3
    60. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 06 of 12.mp3
    61. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 07 of 12.mp3
    62. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 08 of 12.mp3
    63. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 09 of 12.mp3
    64. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 10 of 12.mp3
    65. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 11 of 12.mp3
    66. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 12 of 12.mp3

    1. Volume 2 - 25 shows - total playtime 11 hours 39 minutes
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    2. 20070921 Presidential Library Tour.mp3
    3. 580304 Young Democrats.mp3
    4. 580917 US Steel Workers Convention.mp3
    5. 590913 Hadassah Convention.mp3
    6. 600702 Criticism of Senator JFK.mp3
    7. 600820 John F Kennedy Press Conf Truman Library.mp3
    8. 610508 Birthday Call From John Kennedy.mp3
    9. 621028 Talks with John Kennedy About Cuba.mp3
    10. 630508 Birthday Call From President Kennedy.mp3
    11. 630724 Talks With John Kennedy About Nuclear Test Ban.mp3
    12. 630726 John Kennedy Abt Supporting Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.mp3
    13. 631201 Interview on Late Presidents Reputation.mp3
    14. 640000 Civil Rights After World War II.mp3
    15. 640000 Decision ConflictsTruman Dialogue Future Part 1.mp3
    16. 640223 Eating Alone.mp3
    17. 641104 Phone Call With Lyndon Johnson.mp3
    18. 660531 Medicare PSA.mp3
    19. 681225 Phone Call Lyndon Johnson Lady Bird Bess Truman.mp3
    20. 720000 Reports of Deteriorating Health and Death.mp3
    21. 721226 Death of Harry S Truman.mp3
    22. 721228 Funeral.mp3
    23. 750000 Chicago.mp3
    24. 750000 James Whitemore, Give Em Hell, Harry!.mp3
    25. 970510 George Curtis, Tour Harry Truman's Private Office.mp3
    26. 991018 American Presidents Series.mp3
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    90 recordings on 24 Audio CDs. Total playtime 22 hours, 33 min
    90 recordings on 24 Audio CDs
    total playtime 22 hours, 33 min

    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A001

    1. 450416 First Joint Session of Congress
    2. 450416 Joint Session Of Congress
    3. 450417 Address Broadcast To Armed Forces
    4. 450508 Announcing Surrender Of Germany Version 2
    5. 450508 Surrender Of Germany

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A002

    1. 450626 SF Closing Session Of UN Conference
    2. 450809 Potsdam Conference

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A003

    1. 451027 Foreign Policy At Navy Day Celebration NYC
    2. 460406 Chicago On Army Day
    3. 460524 Railroad Strike Emergency
    4. 460525 Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A004

    1. 470303 Mexico City
    2. 470312 Congress Greece Turkey Truman Doctrine
    3. 470312 Truman Doctrine
    4. 470620 Veto of Taft-Hartley

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A005

    1. 470620 Vote Of Tafthartley Bill
    2. 470629 National Convention Of Naacp
    3. 471117 Congress On First Day Of Special Session
    4. 480000 I'm Just Wild About Harry

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A006

    1. 480317 St. Patricks Day New York City
    2. 480605 Omaha At Reunion Of 35 Th Division
    3. 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
    3. 481000 Ronald Reagan Endorses Harry Truman for President
    4. 481103 Victory Speech

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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. 501024 Speaks to the UN on Korea

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A010

    1. 501215 Radio TV National Emergency
    2. 510411 Radio Report On Korea And On US Policy In Far East
    3. 510411 Report To Americans Abt Korea
    4. 510507 Address At A Dinner Of Civil Defense Conference
    5. 510625 Tullahoma Tenn Dedic Arnold Engineering Dev Center

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A011

    1. 520110 Press Conference
    2. 520315 29 Th Scholastic Press Ass.
    3. 520329 Jefferson Jackson Day Address

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A012

    1. 520503 Gives Tour of the White House
    2. 520503 White House Tour

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A013

    1. 521022 Campaign Speech
    2. 530000 Washington Merry Go Round Interview
    3. 530115 Last Speech As President
    4. 530115 Presidents Farewell Address-Excerpt
    5. 530123 Homecoming to Independence
    6. 540000 This I Believe

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A014

    1. 550000 The Man From Independence
    2. 560000 Introduction of James Pendergast
    3. 560813 Address to the Democratic National Convention
    4. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 01 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A015

    1. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 02 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A016

    1. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 03 of 12
    2. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 04 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A017

    1. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 05 of 12
    2. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 06 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A018

    1. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 07 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A019

    1. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 08 of 12
    2. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 09 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A020

    1. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 10 of 12
    2. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 11 of 12
    3. 570000 Interview with Edward R. Murrow 12 of 12

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A021

    1. 580304 Young Democrats
    2. 580917 US Steel Workers Convention

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A022

    1. 590913 Hadassah Convention
    2. 600702 Criticism of Senator JFK
    3. 600820 John F Kennedy Press Conf Truman Library
    4. 610508 Birthday Call From John Kennedy
    5. 621028 Talks with John Kennedy About Cuba
    6. 630508 Birthday Call From President Kennedy
    7. 630724 Talks With John Kennedy About Nuclear Test Ban
    8. 630726 John Kennedy Abt Supporting Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
    9. 631201 Interview on Late Presidents Reputation
    10. 640000 Civil Rights After World War II
    11. 640000 Decision ConflictsTruman Dialogue Future Part 1

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A023

    1. 640223 Eating Alone
    2. 641104 Phone Call With Lyndon Johnson
    3. 660531 Medicare PSA
    4. 681225 Phone Call Lyndon Johnson Lady Bird Bess Truman
    5. 720000 Reports of Deteriorating Health and Death

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    Harry S Truman Speeches Disc A024

    1. 721226 Death of Harry S Truman
    2. 750000 Chicago
    3. 970510 George Curtis, Tour Harry Truman's Private Office

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