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Author Newton, Jim, 1963-

Title Eisenhower : the White House years / Jim Newton.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2011.

Copies

Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  973.921 Ei83Bn 2011    ---  Lib Use Only
 Parsons Biography  B Eisenhower, D    ---  DUE 02-26-19
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Biography  BIO Eisenhower    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 451 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-425) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Making Ike -- The first term -- The second term.
Source NBK 10/11 PPL
Don 11.2017 PARS
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9780385523530 (hardcover)
038552353X (hardcover)
Standard No. NZ1 13888230

 
    
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