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July 13, 2021 at 4:39 pm

Hamby Quoted about new one-man show about President Truman

Dr. Alonzo Hamby, portrait

Dr. Alonzo Hamby

Dr. Alonzo Hamby, Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University, was quoted in a story headlined “The Truman show: Clifton Daniel will play his grandfather in one-man show.”

“Americans began to see Truman as a feisty everyman from ‘Middle America’ rather than a partisan Washington, D.C., politico,” according to Alonzo L. Hamby, a professor history at Ohio University.

“Truman’s conduct of American foreign policy deserves special commendation,” Hamby has written.

“The president and his advisers recognized that the Soviet Union threatened the political and military balance of power … Truman responded to the Soviet challenge with a range of political, diplomatic, military and economic initiatives designed to contain Soviet power and to construct an American-led bulwark against Communism.”

Read the story at the Missourian.

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