Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Hunter, Stephen, 1946-

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

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1524 HUN    Available
Description ix, 368 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index.
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.
Subject Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 -- Assassination attempt, 1950.
Collazo, Oscar, 1914-1994-
Torresola, Griselio.
Blair House (Washington, D.C.)
United States. Secret Service -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
Nationalists -- Puerto Rico -- Biography.
Assassins -- Biography.
Added Author Bainbridge, John, 1946-
ISBN 0743260686
Standard No. 9780743260688

Available items only