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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

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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
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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
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunter, Stephen
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
  • Nationalists
  • Assassins
  • Blair House (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States
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American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman, and the shoot-out that stopped it, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index
Contents
A drive around Washington -- Griselio Agonistes -- Revolution -- The old couple -- Mr. Gonzales and Mr. De Silva go to Washington -- Early morning -- Baby starches the shirts -- Toad -- The new guy -- The Buick guy -- The guns -- The ceremony -- Indian summer -- The big walk -- Oscar -- "It did not go off" -- Pappy -- The next ten seconds -- Resurrection man -- So loud, so fast -- Upstairs at Blair -- Downstairs at Blair -- Borinquen -- Oscar alone -- The end's run -- Good hands -- The Colossus Rhoads -- Oscar goes down -- The second assault -- Pimienta -- Point-blank -- The man who loved guns -- The dark visitors -- Mortal danger -- The neighbor -- American gunfight -- The good Samaritan -- The policemen's wives -- The scene -- Inside the soccer shoe -- Who shot Oscar? -- The roundup -- Taps -- Oscar on trial -- Deep conspiracy -- Cressie does her duty -- Oscar speaks -- __R_I__ -- Epilogue: Destinies
Control code
ocm61178256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743260688
Lccn
2005051587
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61178256
Label
American gunfight : the plot to kill Harry Truman, and the shoot-out that stopped it, Stephen Hunter and John Bainbridge, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index
Contents
A drive around Washington -- Griselio Agonistes -- Revolution -- The old couple -- Mr. Gonzales and Mr. De Silva go to Washington -- Early morning -- Baby starches the shirts -- Toad -- The new guy -- The Buick guy -- The guns -- The ceremony -- Indian summer -- The big walk -- Oscar -- "It did not go off" -- Pappy -- The next ten seconds -- Resurrection man -- So loud, so fast -- Upstairs at Blair -- Downstairs at Blair -- Borinquen -- Oscar alone -- The end's run -- Good hands -- The Colossus Rhoads -- Oscar goes down -- The second assault -- Pimienta -- Point-blank -- The man who loved guns -- The dark visitors -- Mortal danger -- The neighbor -- American gunfight -- The good Samaritan -- The policemen's wives -- The scene -- Inside the soccer shoe -- Who shot Oscar? -- The roundup -- Taps -- Oscar on trial -- Deep conspiracy -- Cressie does her duty -- Oscar speaks -- __R_I__ -- Epilogue: Destinies
Control code
ocm61178256
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 368 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743260688
Lccn
2005051587
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61178256

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