Dwight D. Eisenhower

The American Presidents Series: The 34th President, 1953-1961

By Tom Wicker; Wicker; Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. (Editor)
(Times Books, Hardcover, 9780805069075, 176pp.)

Publication Date: November 2002

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An American icon and hero faces a nation-and a world-in transition

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. 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.




About the Author
For over thirty years, Tom Wicker covered American politics at "The New York Times", where he began writing the "Times"'s "In the Nation" column. He is the author of several books, including" One of Us: Richard Nixon and the American Dream "and "JFK and LBJ", as well as several novels.



Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (October 15, 1917-February 28, 2007) was a renowned American historian, social critic, and the prolific author of numerous books including, most recently, "War and the American Presidency," He twice won both the Pulitzer Prize, for "The Age of Jackson" and "A Thousand Days," and the National Book Award, also for "A Thousand Days" as well as "Robert Kennedy and his Times," In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.
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