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TRUMAN, Harry S. Memoirs: Year of Decisions. WITH: Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope. Garden City: Doubleday, 1955-56. Two volumes. Octavo, original black cloth, cartographic endpapers, dust jackets supplied from another copy of the trade edition. $2000.

Special Kansas City first editions, signed on the half title in Volume I by President Truman.

"Truman's Memoirs are an invaluable record of the former president's tumultuous years in office, his early days in Missouri, and his rise in local and state politics. There are delightful glimpses of his family life, striking appraisals and anecdotes of world leaders such as Churchill, Stalin, Chiang and De Gaulle, and candid disclosures about the background of national and international events. But overshadowing all is the story of the glorious task of bringing a war to an end, of working for an enduring peace and leading the free world into a new age" (Doubleday). Precedes the first trade edition; issued the same year as a limited number of specially bound presentation copies. Volume I is one of 20,165 copies; Volume II is one of 11,500. Dust jackets supplied from another copy of the trade edition (without "Kansas City Edition" lettered in red on spines); without scarce slipcase.

Books about-fine, with just a hint of toning to spine ends and bump to spine head of Volume I; dust jackets with light edge-wear and faint toning, two instances of tape reinforcement on versos.

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