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The age of Eisenhower : America and the world in the 1950s

Author: William I Hitchcock
Publisher: New York, [etc.] : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La 4e de couv. indique : "Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the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  Read more...
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Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight David Eisenhower
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William I Hitchcock
ISBN: 9781451698428 1451698429
OCLC Number: 1140416156
Description: 1 vol. (XX-650 p.-[16] p. de pl.) : ill, couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: William I. Hitchcock.

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La 4e de couv. indique : "Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the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."

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