A. J. Baime will present The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

EVENT OVERVIEW:  A. J. Baime will Present his New Hardcover The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World.  This Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Truman Library Institute.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  A. J. Baime is The New York Times Bestselling Author of The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War and Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans.  Both Books are in development for Major Motion Pictures.  Baime is a longtime regular Contributor to The Wall Street Journal, and his articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, and Men's Journal.  He lives in Granite Bay, California.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman's first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.  Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a dash of luck, cement their place in history.  Chosen as FDR's fourth term Vice President for his well-praised work ethic, good judgment, and lack of enemies, Harry S. Truman--a Midwesterner who had no college degree and had never had the money to buy his own home--was the prototypical ordinary man.  That is, until he was shockingly thrust in over his head after FDR's sudden death.  During the climactic months of the Second World War, Truman had to play judge and jury, pulling America to the forefront of the global stage.

The first four months of Truman's administration saw the founding of the United Nations, the fall of Berlin, victory at Okinawa, firebombings of Tokyo, the first atomic explosion, the Nazi surrender, the liberation of concentration camps, the mass starvation of Europe, the Potsdam Conference, the controversial decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the surrender of Imperial Japan, and finally, the end of World War II and the rise of the Cold War.  No other President had ever faced so much in such a short period of time.

Tightly focused, meticulously researched, and using documents not available to previous biographers, The Accidental President escorts readers into the situation room with Truman during this tumultuous, history-making 120 Days, when the stakes were high and the challenges even higher.  “Arguably, no other four month period since the Civil War has had so much import in shaping the world we live in today,” writes Baime.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT: A. J. Baime will Present his New Hardcover The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Rainy Day Books will have A. J. Baime’s Books for Sale at this Event.  Seating is General Admission.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
SKU: A9780544617346

AUTOGRAPHED BOOK: Author Autographed Hardcover of The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World by A.J. Baime.

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