Truman, by David McCullough (1992)
I am in awe of this ordinary man who became an extraordinary leader. (I’m also in awe of David McCullough, and I’ll read anything he writes.) Some of my favorite quotes:
- “An optimist was a person who thinks things can be done. No pessimist ever did anything for the world.”
- Near his death, Truman was asked by someone if he read himself to sleep at night. His answer, “No, young man. I like to read myself awake.” I love that spirit. Give ’em hell Harry.