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

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

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The age of Eisenhower : America and the world in the 1950s
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The age of Eisenhower
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America and the world in the 1950s
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William I. Hitchcock
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eng
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In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified. Eisenhower's accomplishments were enormous, and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own tumultuous times. A former general, Ike kept the peace: he ended the Korean War, avoided a war in Vietnam, adroitly managed a potential confrontation with China, and soothed relations with the Soviet Union after Stalin's death. He guided the Republican Party to embrace central aspects of the New Deal like Social Security. He thwarted the demagoguery of McCarthy and he advanced the agenda of civil rights for African Americans. As part of his strategy to wage, and win, the Cold War, Eisenhower expanded American military power, built a fearsome nuclear arsenal and launched the space race. In his famous Farewell Address, he acknowledged that Americans needed such weapons in order to keep global peace--but he also admonished his citizens to remain alert to the potentially harmful influence of the "military-industrial complex." From 1953 to 1961, no one dominated the world stage as did President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 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drawing extensively on declassified material from the Eisenhower Library, the CIA and Defense Department, and troves of unpublished documents.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.
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Citing the enduring popularity of America's 34th President, an original and penetrating assessment of Eisenhower analyzes his considerable influence on the Cold War, today's America and the nature of the presidency itself. By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of The Bitter Road to Freedom
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973.921092
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Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover
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America and the world in the 1950s
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The age of Eisenhower : America and the world in the 1950s, William I. Hitchcock
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-621) and index
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Contents
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
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21387736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 650 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439175668
Lccn
2017026867
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rdamedia
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The age of Eisenhower : America and the world in the 1950s, William I. Hitchcock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-621) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
21387736
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 650 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439175668
Lccn
2017026867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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