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Historical dictionary of the Eisenhower era

Author: Burton Ira Kaufman; Diane Kaufman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Series: Historical dictionaries of U.S. historical eras, no. 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower first entered into the public eye during World War II as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1952, he was elected as the 34th President of the United States and served two terms. During those terms he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Kaufman, Burton Ira.
Historical dictionary of the Eisenhower era.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008033598
(OCoLC)243941616
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Ira Kaufman; Diane Kaufman
ISBN: 9780810862845 0810862840
OCLC Number: 299172319
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 283 pages, [14] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction; The Dictionary; Appendix I; Appendix II; Selected Bibliography; About the Authors.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of U.S. historical eras, no. 11.
Responsibility: Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman.

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U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower first entered into the public eye during World War II as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1952, he was elected as the 34th President of the United States and served two terms. During those terms he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System. The Historical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Era examines significant individuals.

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Succinctly written...Entries are well-written and provide good contextual background... Recommended for academic and public library reference collections. American Reference Books Annual

 
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