Picks and Pans Review: David Mccullough

updated 12/28/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST

The feisty 33rd President desegregated the armed forces, ended World War II and pulled off the political upset of the century. Not a bad day at the office for a failed hat salesman from Missouri who crackles with life in this engrossing, meticulous biography. (Simon & Schuster)


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