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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Author: Tom Wicker
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2002.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office seven years later. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950s nostalgia, historians consider his presidency one of the least successful. At home there was civil rights unrest, McCarthyism, and a deteriorating economy; internationally, the Cold War was deepening.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Wicker
ISBN: 0805069070 9780805069075
OCLC Number: 49893871
Description: xvi, 158 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Tom Wicker.
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An American hero at the close of World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower rode an enormous wave of popularity into the Oval Office seven years later. Though we may view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950s nostalgia, historians consider his presidency one of the least successful. At home there was civil rights unrest, McCarthyism, and a deteriorating economy; internationally, the Cold War was deepening. But despite his tendency toward "brinksmanship," Ike would later be revered for "keeping the peace." Still, his actions and policies at the onset of his career, covered by Tom Wicker, would haunt Americans of future generations.

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