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The Resource American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman-and the shoot-out that stopped it, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr

American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman-and the shoot-out that stopped it, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr

Label
American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman-and the shoot-out that stopped it
Title
American gunfight
Title remainder
the plot to kill Harry Truman-and the shoot-out that stopped it
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a groundbreaking work of meticulous historical research and the dramatic story of an act of terrorism that almost succeeded. Journalists Hunter and Bainbridge have pieced together the story of the 1950 conspiracy to assassinate President Harry Truman, and of how a few good men--ordinary guys willing to risk their lives in the line of duty--stopped it in a bloody shoot-out in the streets of Washington. The authors examine the forces that led the Puerto Rican nationalist perpetrators to conceive the plot. They tell the story of the men themselves, from their youth and the world in which they grew up, to the moment the gunfire erupted. This book is about courage--on both sides, about what politics and devotion to a cause can lead men to do, and about what actually happens, second by second, when a gunfight explodes.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunter, Stephen
Dewey number
364.152/4/09227295
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E814
LC item number
.H86 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bainbridge, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Collazo, Oscar
  • Torresola, Griselio
  • Blair House (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States
  • Nationalists
  • Assassins
Label
American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman-and the shoot-out that stopped it, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61178256
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743260688
Lccn
2005051587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743260688
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman-and the shoot-out that stopped it, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61178256
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743260688
Lccn
2005051587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780743260688
Other physical details
illustrations

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