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Merle Miller Interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 4, Side B

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 4, Side B. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking." See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. This recording deals with such subjects as: Father Tiernan (chaplain for Battery D); New York City; witch hunting and hysteria in the United States; Mormons; Ku Klux Klan. The original recordings are at the Lyndon B.

Merle Miller Interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 4, Side A

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 4, Side A. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking."  See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. This recording deals with such subjects as: good orators; Truman's first political speech; the art of politics; national political conventions; the 1932, 1936, and 1944 presidential elections; Joseph Kennedy.

Merle Miller Interview Harry S. Truman, Tape 2, Side B

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 2, Side B. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking." See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. This recording deals with such subjects as: the writing of the Constitution; American government; weak Presidents; memories of William Jennings Bryan. The original recordings are at the Lyndon B.

Merle Miller Interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 2, Side A

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 1, Side B. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking." See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. This recording deals with such subjects as: decision to drop the atomic bomb; Mr. Truman's childhood and school days; Mr. Truman's parents; reading; his entry into politics; county judge; other presidents.

Merle Miller interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 1, Side B

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 1, Side B. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking." See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. Topics discussed on this tape include the Korean War; Civil War and Reconstruction in Kansas and Missouri; Point 4 program; and Truman Committee. The original recordings are at the Lyndon B.

Merle Miller Interview with Harry S. Truman, Tape 1, Side A

Conversation among Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, David Noyes, and William Hillman, Tape 1, Side A. These tapes were the basis of the book "Plain Speaking." See finding aid for Merle Miller tapes for detailed information and description. Subjects discussed in this tape include witchcraft and hysteria in the United States. The original recordings are at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library; the Truman Library has reel-to-reel tape copies.