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Two Americans : Truman, Eisenhower, and a dangerous world

Author: William Lee Miller
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a dual examination of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to analyze their similarities and differences, covering their roles in the high politics of their time and their respective experiences during and between the world wars.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Nonfiction
Biographies
Named Person: Harry S Truman; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman; Dwight D Eisenhower; Harry S Truman; Dwight D Eisenhower
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Lee Miller
ISBN: 9780307595645 0307595641
OCLC Number: 745979735
Notes: "Borzoi book."
Description: vii, 404 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Boy's life --
Two warriors, first war --
Between the wars --
Two warriors, second war --
Normandy, nomination, Nagasaki: endings and beginnings --
Containment --
Choosing a president --
The once forgotten war --
Two moralities --
Reciprocating animosities --
Judging presidents --
The miasma of McCarthy --
Ike and Harry on race --
Bombs.
Responsibility: William Lee Miller.

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