Info: Our guest is Aida Donald, author of ďCitizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman.Ē The book traces Harry Trumanís early life and entry into politics to the end of his presidency. Donald discusses how the 33rd Presidentís early career was characterized by his efforts to remain honest despite the corruption present in local Missouri politics. She cites his writings known as the Pickwick Papers, named for the hotel Truman frequented in Kansas City. She also talks about Harryís courtship of Bess Wallace, whom he would later marry, and the lifelong impact she felt as a result of her own fatherís suicide. Mrs. Donald recounts Trumanís election to the United States Senate and his nomination to be Franklin Rooseveltís running mate in the 1944 presidential election. Truman became President after only 82 days in office, and Donald discusses his decision in the following months to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II. She also shares insights about Trumanís meeting with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, Americaís performance in the Korean War and the firing of General Douglas MacArthur. Donald reflects on the career of her late husband, two time Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Herbert Donald, and the influence they had on each otherís writings.