Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Baker & Taylor
The presidency of the American military hero-turned-politician is reexamined without the distortions of 1950s nostalgia to reveal a deeply flawed administration beset by McCarthyism, civil rights disturbances, and Cold War "brinksmanship." 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer

An American icon and hero faces a nation-and a world-in transition

A bona-fide American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office seven years later. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950s nostalgia, historians consider his presidency one of the least successful. At home there was civil rights unrest, McCarthyism, and a deteriorating economy; internationally, the Cold War was deepening. But despite his tendency toward "brinksmanship," Ike would later be revered for "keeping the peace." Still, his actions and policies at the onset of his career, covered by Tom Wicker, would haunt Americans of future generations.



Baker
& Taylor

The presidency of the American military hero-turned-politician is reexamined to reveal a deeply flawed administration beset by McCarthyism, civil rights disturbances, and Cold War brinksmanship.

Publisher: New York : Times Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805069075
0805069070
Characteristics: xvi, 158 p. ; 22 cm

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Jun 07, 2012

This was a nice, short, easy to read introduction to Dwight D. Eisenhower. It seemed a little weird the personal stories of the author that were included but that also helped to place the biography in context so I could weigh possible biases. A good book for someone who wants an quick view of his presidency without worrying about too much detail but wants more meat than wikipedia.

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