Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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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 D. 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 qbrinksmanship, q Ike would later be revered for qkeeping the peace.q Still, his actions and policies at the onset of his career, covered by Tom Wicker, would haunt Americans of future generations.The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961 Tom Wicker Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and grandson of ... They provide bad examples as well as good. The nation, the ... What makes a great president? Great presidentsanbsp;...

Title:Dwight D. Eisenhower
Author:Tom Wicker
Publisher:Times Books - 2014-05-20


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