Boston, MA, June 04, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- New Word City llc announces the publication of President Truman, a biography for young readers by New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Thomas Fleming.
World War II was roaring to a climax. Harry Truman was meeting with the speaker of the House of Representatives and his old friend Sam Rayburn when he was called to the White House: Franklin Roosevelt was dead. Truman was now faced with more problems and decisions than any other leader in American history.
While American, British, and Russian armies were smashing into the heart of Nazi Germany and American troops were fighting a ferocious battle with the Japanese in the Pacific, Harry Truman took the oath of office, swearing to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Suddenly – in the middle of a global war – he had become President of the most powerful nation in the world.
Raised in Missouri, the son of a farmer, Truman was destined to make history. After distinguishing himself as an Army captain in World War I, Truman went on to become a judge, a senator, and the vice president before assuming the office of the thirty-third president of the United States. After a forceful victory in the war that raged almost five years, he them served the nation in the tumultuous years that followed: implementing the Marshall Plan, helping to create NATO, ordering the Berlin airlift, and courageously defending freedom in Korea.
Fleming, an intimate of Truman and his family and collaborator with Margaret Truman Daniels on her biographies of her parents, provides a rare glimpse into the life and spirit of a leader often ridiculed for “just folks” style and his modesty but who surprised his critics with his direct and tenacious decision making – and in the process became one of America’s greatest presidents.
“I am honored and delighted to publish the works of Thomas Fleming,” says New Word City’s founder and CEO, Donna Sammons Carpenter. “This book is just one volume of The Thomas Fleming Library, which will eventually exceed 200 eBooks.”
The title is available at all major online booksellers, including Amazon, the iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble.
About The Author
New York Times bestselling author Thomas Fleming is one of the most distinguished and productive historians and novelists of our time. He has written twenty nonfiction books that have won prizes and praise from critics and fellow historians, many with a special focus on the American Revolution. He has also written twenty-three historical novels, many of them bestsellers.
About New Word City
New Word City llc is a leader in the emerging field of digital publishing, specializing in and pioneering short-form eBooks on a variety of topics, such as biographies, business, fiction, food, history, sports, and travel. Its eBooks appear regularly on a number of bestseller lists. Its titles are also featured each week on the Starbucks Digital Network.