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Dwight D. Eisenhower

 
 
Author
Tom Wicker. Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., general ed.
Publisher Times Books  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9780805069075
Pages/Publication Date 159/2002
Daedalus Item Code 53102
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A bona fide 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, and Americans still tend to view the Eisenhower years through a hazy lens of 1950s nostalgia. The author of One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream and JFK and LBJ, former New York Times political correspondent Tom Wicker profiles Eisenhower in this excellent brief biography. Though he met and admired Eisenhower the man, Wicker musters an even-handed appraisal of Eisenhower's successes and notable failures as a president in a volatile era.

"[The book] captures the key events of the Eisenhower presidency in a way that is highly accessible and intellectually compelling. Wicker examines aspects of Ike's administration with an eye not only to the 1950s, but to our own era as well. This is especially evident in his examination of the roots of 'executive privilege,' a concept first used by Eisenhower and of vital importance to the presidency today, and of Ike's use of covert actions around the globe. Wicker concludes that Eisenhower was a great man, but not necessarily a great president. He does, however, give Ike rather high marks for his accomplishments while calling him to task for his failings (e.g., his mild response to McCarthy and his failure to exercise moral leadership in desegregation). This is one of the finest single-volume treatments of the Eisenhower presidency available."Library Journal

 
 
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