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The age of Eisenhower : America and the world in the 1950s / William I. Hitchcock.

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Caruthersville Public Library 973.92 HIT (Text) 38417100323783 Non-Fiction Checked out 07/27/2018
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-621) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Duty. Ascent ; Star power ; Call to duty ; Crusade -- Part II: An age of peril. Scorpions in a bottle ; Confronting McCarthy ; Dark arts for a Cold War ; Asian dominoes ; Taking on Jim Crow ; God, government and the middle way ; To the summit ; A formidable indifference ; Double cross at Suez -- Part III: Race, rockets and revolution. The color line ; Ike's missile crisis ; Contending with Khrushchev ; Secret wars in the Third World ; U-2 ; Fighting to the finish ; A new generation.
Summary, etc.:
"A page-turner masterpiece. "--The Age of Eisenhower is the definitive account of this presidency, drawing extensively on declassified material from the Eisenhower Library, the CIA and Defense Department, and troves of unpublished documents. In his masterful account, Hitchcock shows how Ike shaped modern America, and he astutely assesses Eisenhower's close confidants, from Attorney General Brownell to Secretary of State Dulles. The result is an eye-opening reevaluation that explains why this "do-nothing "president is rightly regarded as one of the best leaders our country has ever had.
"Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the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, he 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 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, Americans have much to learn from Dwight Eisenhower."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 > Influence.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1953-1961.
United States > Foreign relations > 1953-1961.
Genre: Biographies.

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