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Margaret Truman (1924–2008)

Autor(a) de Harry S. Truman

45+ Works 11,586 Membros 150 Reviews 8 Favorited

About the Author

Mary Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry S. Truman, was born on February 17, 1924 in Independence, Missouri. She graduated from George Washington University in 1946. She was also known as Margaret Truman or Margaret Daniel. She was an American singer who later became the successful author mostrar mais of a series of murder mysteries and a number of works on U.S. First Ladies and First Families, including a biography of her father, President Harry S. Truman. The only child of Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman; she was called "Margaret" for most of her life. Truman made her concert debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1947 and her first television appearance on Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town. She substituted for Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person, and later had her own radio shows (Weekday in the 1950s and Authors in the News in the 1960s). She was active with organizations such as the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation and the Truman Centennial Committee. She published her first book, Souvenir: Margaret Truman's Own Story in 1956. She also wrote a series of mysteries set at historic locations in Washington, D. C. She died on January 29, 2008 following a brief illness. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Photo by Vernon Galloway (trumanlibrary.org)


Obras de Margaret Truman

Harry S. Truman (1973) 691 cópias
Murder in the White House (1980) 505 cópias
Murder at the Kennedy Center (1989) 485 cópias
Murder in the Smithsonian (1983) 465 cópias
Murder at the Pentagon (1992) 439 cópias
Murder in the CIA (1987) 437 cópias
Murder at the National Gallery (1996) 434 cópias
Murder in Georgetown (1986) 418 cópias
Murder on Capitol Hill (1981) 406 cópias
Murder on the Potomac (1994) 396 cópias
Murder at the Watergate (1998) 390 cópias
Murder on Embassy Row (1984) 373 cópias
Murder in Foggy Bottom (2000) 368 cópias
Murder at the Opera (2006) 365 cópias
Murder at the FBI (1985) 360 cópias
Murder at Ford's Theatre (2002) 355 cópias
Murder in the Supreme Court (1981) 347 cópias
Murder in the House (1997) 330 cópias
Murder at Union Station (2004) 320 cópias
Murder on K Street (2007) 305 cópias
Murder in Havana (2001) 275 cópias
Murder inside the Beltway (2008) 264 cópias
Bess W. Truman (1986) 256 cópias
Monument to Murder (2011) 151 cópias
Women of Courage (1976) 70 cópias
White House Pets (1969) 13 cópias
Heart of War 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Margaret Truman's Experiment in Murder (2012) — Series Creator — 68 cópias
Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder (2014) — Series Creator — 63 cópias
The Fifties Chronicle (2006) — Prefácio — 55 cópias
Margaret Truman's Internship in Murder (2015) — Series Creator — 45 cópias
Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine (2016) — Series Creator — 36 cópias
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 07 1990 (1990) — Editor — 19 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Truman Daniel, Mary Margaret
Outros nomes
Truman, Margaret
Daniel, Margaret
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Truman Library and Museum, Independence, MO, USA
Local de nascimento
Independence, Missouri, USA
Local de falecimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
George Washington University
radio host
mystery writer
Daniel, Clifton (husband)
Daniel, Clifton Truman (son)
Truman, Harry S. (father)
Pi Beta Phi
Pequena biografia
Margaret Truman was the daughter of President Harry S Truman and his wife Bess Truman. She graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in history. She took vocal lessons and performed as a singer on stage, radio, and television until the mid-1950s. In 1956, she married Clifton Daniel, a reporter and then editor of The New York Times, with whom she had four sons. She wrote a number of works on U.S. First Ladies and First Families, including a biography of her father (1973). Later she was the author of a successful series of murder mysteries published from 1980 to 2011.



I have read a few other of Margaret Truman's mysteries but this second entry in the series had somehow escaped me until now. Well done and now I can cross Washington D.C. off my Read-the-USA mystery challenge :)
leslie.98 | outras 8 resenhas | Jun 27, 2023 |
When the Secretary of State is murdered in the West Wing of the White House, the President appoints Ron Fairbanks, special counsel to the president, to investigate. This was an interesting mystery, full of the political intrigue of Washington, DC. The book was published in 1980, and there were times that something did strike me as a bit dated, but the story itself holds up. Ron is an interesting main protagonist and Truman has real experience with the ins and outs of the Washington political scene (at least during the time when she wrote the book). It looks like the next book in the series has a different main investigator so I am interested to see if there is any link in the series beyond Washington politics.… (mais)
Cora-R | outras 18 resenhas | May 22, 2023 |
Paul Singletary, brillante clérigo de la Catedral Nacional de Washington, aparece asesinado en una capilla de ésta.
A pesar de sus reticencias, Mack Smith se ve obligado a intervenir en el caso por amistad: Singletary había oficiado, poco antes de su muerte, el matrimonio de Smith.
En su investigación, éste logra descubrir dos importantes derivaciones: la primera, que Singletary era un verdadero Don Juan; la segunda, que la organización pacifista de la que era activo miembro presentaba muchos puntis oscuros.
¿Amor o política?
… (mais)
Natt90 | outras 6 resenhas | Mar 26, 2023 |
I'm not a mystery fan,and this book didn't change that. My bookclub recently read about the author's father, so I thought I would try one of this series.I'm familiar with DC, so the setting worked for me.
ReluctantTechie | outras 2 resenhas | Dec 4, 2022 |



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