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Eisenhower

the White House years

1st ed.

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

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, sentimental, and tempestuous. Admired as a general, he was a champion of peace. In Korea and Vietnam, in Quemoy and Berlin, his generals urged him to wage nuclear war. Time and again he considered the idea and rejected it. And it was Eisenhower who appointed the liberal justices Earl Warren and William Brennan and who then called in the military to enforce desegregation in the schools.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
One Making Ike
1 The Lessons of Family 9
2 The mentoring of Soldiers 23
3 Learning Politics 49
Two The First Term
4 From Candidate to President 59
5 Changing America's Course 77
6 Consequences 102
7 Security 120
8 "MacCarthywasm" 141
9 Revolutions 162
10 Heartache 182
11 Crisis and Revival 205
12 On the Edge 223
Three The Second Term
13 The Press of Change, the Price of Inaction 237
14 Nuclear Interlude 260
15 Many Ways to Fight 268
16 Loss 280
17 The Final Months 292
18 Rejection 319
19 Farewell 336
Epilogue 355
Acknowledgments 359
Notes 363
Bibliography 415
Index 427

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-425) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.921092, B
Library of Congress
E836 .N49 2011

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
451 p. :
Number of pages
451
Weight
900 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25045949M
Internet Archive
eisenhowerwhiteh00newt
ISBN 10
038552353X
ISBN 13
9780385523530
LC Control Number
2011010759
OCLC/WorldCat
694394274
Goodreads
11967240
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October 23, 2011 Created by LC Bot Initial record created, from Library of Congress MARC record.