American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill President Truman--and the Shoot-out That Stopped It

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Simon and Schuster, 06‏/02‏/2007 - 384 من الصفحات
This is a groundbreaking work of meticulous historical research and the dramatic story of an act of terrorism that almost succeeded. Journalists Hunter and Bainbridge have pieced together the story of the 1950 conspiracy to assassinate President Harry Truman, and of how a few good men--ordinary guys willing to risk their lives in the line of duty--stopped it in a bloody shoot-out in the streets of Washington. The authors examine the forces that led the Puerto Rican nationalist perpetrators to conceive the plot. They tell the story of the men themselves, from their youth and the world in which they grew up, to the moment the gunfire erupted. This book is about courage--on both sides, about what politics and devotion to a cause can lead men to do, and about what actually happens, second by second, when a gunfight explodes.--From publisher description.
 

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As the authors point out, very few people know that there was a serious assassination attempt against Harry Truman on November 1, 1950, and those that do often confuse it with the Puerto Rican ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

AMERICAN GUNFIGHT: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--and the Shoot-out That Stopped It

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

Journalists Hunter and Bainbridge reconstruct an attempt on Harry Truman's life, an event that "was of course gigantic news—for about a week."The principal actors in the November 1950 attempt were ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Stephen Hunter has written over twenty novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

John Bainbridge, Jr., is a freelance journalist. A former reporter for The Baltimore Sun and legal affairs editor for The Daily Record (Baltimore), he is also a lawyer and former Maryland assistant attorney general. He lives near Butler, Maryland.

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