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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 20 March 2018
  • ISBN : 9781451698435
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Rating : 2.5/5 from 6 voters

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A New York Times bestseller, this is the “outstanding” (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the Korean War through civil rights turmoil and Cold War conflicts. This is a portrait of a skilled leader who, despite his conservative inclinations, found a middle path through the bitter partisanship of his era. At home, Eisenhower affirmed the central elements of the New Deal, such as Social Security; fought the demagoguery of Senator Joseph McCarthy; and advanced the agenda of civil rights for African-Americans. Abroad, he ended the Korean War and avoided a new quagmire in Vietnam. Yet he also charted a significant expansion of America’s missile technology and deployed a vast array of covert operations around the world to confront the challenge of communism. As he left office, he cautioned Americans to remain alert to the dangers of a powerful military-industrial complex that could threaten their liberties. Today, presidential historians rank Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, and William Hitchcock’s “rich narrative” (The Wall Street Journal) shows us why Ike’s stock has risen so high. He was a gifted leader, a decent man of humble origins who used his powers to advance the welfare of all Americans. Now more than ever, with this “complete and persuasive assessment” (Booklist, starred review), Americans have much to learn from Dwight Eisenhower.

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The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower
  • Author : William I Hitchcock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781451698435
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A New York Times bestseller, this is the “outstanding” (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the Korean War through civil rights turmoil and Cold War conflicts. This is a portrait of a skilled leader who, despite his conservative inclinations,

The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower
  • Author : William I Hitchcock
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 1451698429
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A New York Times bestseller, this is the “outstanding” (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the Korean War through civil rights turmoil and Cold War conflicts. This is a portrait of a skilled leader who, despite his conservative inclinations,

The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower
  • Author : William I Hitchcock
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20
  • ISBN : 1439175667
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A page-turner masterpiece.” —Jim Lehrer In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified. Eisenhower’s accomplishments were enormous, and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own tumultuous times. A former general, Ike kept the peace: he ended the Korean War, avoided a

How Ike Led

How Ike Led
  • Author : Susan Eisenhower
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • ISBN : 9781250238788
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How Dwight D. Eisenhower led America through a transformational time—by a DC policy strategist, security expert and his granddaughter. Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Ike was able to give our country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on

Eisenhower in War and Peace

Eisenhower in War and Peace
  • Author : Jean Edward Smith
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 9780812982886
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Magisterial.”—The New York Times In this extraordinary volume, Jean Edward Smith presents a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America’s thirty-fourth president. Here is Eisenhower the young dreamer, charting a course from Abilene, Kansas, to West Point and beyond. Drawing on a wealth of untapped primary sources, Smith provides new

Eisenhower

Eisenhower
  • Author : Paul Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • ISBN : 9780698144699
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Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson’s lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today In the rousing style he’s famous for, celebrated biographer Paul Johnson offers a fascinating portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his time as the thirty-fourth President of the United States. Johnson chronicles President Eisenhower's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks,

Eisenhower

Eisenhower
  • Author : Carlo D'Este
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781627799614
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"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." —The Washington Post Book World Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of the supreme Allied commander. With full access to private papers and letters, Carlo D'Este has exposed for the first time the untold myths

Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe
  • Author : Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-01-02
  • ISBN : 9780307816573
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A classic of World War II literature, an incredibly revealing work that provides a near comprehensive account of the war and brings to life the legendary general and eventual president of the United States. Five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower was arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. Crusade in Europe tells the complete story of the war as he planned and executed it. Through Eisenhower's eyes the enormous scope and drama of the war--strategy, battles, moments

Politics as Usual

Politics as Usual
  • Author : Gary W. Reichard
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2003-12-22
  • ISBN : 0882952269
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Like its predecessor, the second edition of Politics as Usual, treats the decade and a half after World War II as a discrete historical era, the end of which represents a watershed in the political life of the nation. Despite the pressures created by the Cold War and the challenges posed by developing nations, American politics from 1945 to 1960 reflects a relatively stable equilibrium. Although from different political parties, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower shared a basic caution in

Getting Religion

Getting Religion
  • Author : Kenneth L. Woodward
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781101907412
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"Blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with ... reporting and ... historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture, and politics influenced each other in the second half of the twentieth century"--Dust jacket flap.

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Author : James F. Simon
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • ISBN : 9780871407665
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The epic 1950s battle that would shape the legal future of the civil rights movement is chronicled here for the first time. The bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren framed the tumultuous future of the modern civil rights movement. Eisenhower was a gradualist who wanted to coax white Americans in the South into eventually accepting integration, while Warren, author of the Supreme Court’s historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded

Ike's Bluff

Ike's Bluff
  • Author : Evan Thomas
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • ISBN : 9780316217279
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Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower would take a colossal risk by bluffing that he might use nuclear weapons against the

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Author : Michael J. Birkner
  • Publisher : Childrens Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 0516229699
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Presents a biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Eisenhower

Eisenhower
  • Author : Jim Newton
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780767928137
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Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew. Belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief, Eisenhower ground down Joseph McCarthy, stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, and turned an $8 billion deficit in 1953 into a $500 million surplus in 1960. The President Eisenhower of popular imagination is a benign figure, armed with a putter, a winning smile, and little else. The Eisenhower of veteran journalist Jim Newton's rendering is shrewd,

Going Home To Glory

Going Home To Glory
  • Author : David Eisenhower,Julie Nixon Eisenhower
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781439190913
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Presents a portrait of the thirty-fourth president by his grandson which draws on personal stories and writings to chronicle Eisenhower's final years during the author's own coming-of-age, describing various aspects of the president's character.