I have been awarded a Harry S. Truman Presidential Library research fellowship by the Committee on Research, Scholarship and Education of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Missouri, USA.
The Truman Library was the first of the thirteen presidential libraries in the United States of America. It is the library and resting place of Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), the 33rd President of the United States.
Truman – US President from 1945 to 1953 – most controversially sanctioned the use of nuclear weapons against Japan in 1945 but is also famous for implementing the Marshall Plan and establishing NATO; in 2006 Kofi Annan gave his final speech as United Nations Secretary General at the Truman Library, urging that the world return to Truman’s multilateral vision.
I have been awarded the grant for research on my forthcoming book on the history of food and aviation at the Library, and I visit in December.