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Newton, Jim, 1963-
Eisenhower : the White House years / Jim Newton
1st ed
New York : Doubleday, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E836 .N49 2011    AVAILABLE
Gift from Drs. Edward and Virginia Sayles, 2011
Subject Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description 451 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-425) and index
Summary Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew. Belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief, Eisenhower ground down Joseph McCarthy, stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, and turned an $8 billion deficit in 1953 into a $500 million surplus in 1960. The President Eisenhower of popular imagination is a benign figure, armed with a putter, a winning smile, and little else. The Eisenhower of veteran journalist Jim Newton's rendering is shrewd, sentimental, and tempestuous. Admired as a general, he was a champion of peace. In Korea and Vietnam, in Quemoy and Berlin, his generals urged him to wage nuclear war. Time and again he considered the idea and rejected it. And it was Eisenhower who appointed the liberal justices Earl Warren and William Brennan and who then called in the military to enforce desegregation in the schools.--From publisher description
Contents Making Ike -- The first term -- The second term
NOTE Gift from Drs. Edward and Virginia Sayles, 2011
Alternate Author Library donation, 2011

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