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Eisenhower's heart attack : how Ike beat heart disease and held on to the presidency

Author: Clarence G Lasby
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Previous Eisenhower biographers have touched on his heart condition, but Clarence Lasby is the first to examine the impact of the president's health on the nation. He offers a dramatic revisionist account of the events surrounding the president's 1955 heart attack and subsequent efforts by the president and his staff to minimize its political impact. Drawing on newly opened medical records and personal papers of
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Lasby, Clarence G., 1933-
Eisenhower's heart attack.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1997
(OCoLC)605662703
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence G Lasby
ISBN: 0700608222 9780700608225
OCLC Number: 35814825
Description: xiii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The nation's number one killer --
The man who felt like Tarzan --
Misdiagnosis and cover-up --
Treatment and recovery --
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going" --
The politics of illness --
The life apart --
The struggle to stay alive --
The meaning.
Responsibility: Clarence G. Lasby.

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