Charles Maurice de Talleyrand - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand was a longtime French diplomat and chief adviser to Napoleon Bonaparte in the early nineteenth century. He was embroiled in the midst of the XYZ Affair, and later served as the chief broker on behalf of France during the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Henry David Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was a prominent New England transcendentalist and a close associate of Ralph Waldo Emerson. He is known for his values of self-reliance and nonconformity, and wrote several tracts on life in nature, including, most famously, Walden.Harry S. Truman - Harry S. Truman was the thirty-third President of the United States, serving from 1945-1953. He succeeded Franklin Delano Roosevelt in office, and presided over the conclusion of World War II as well as the unfolding of the Korean War.
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