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The age of Eisenhower : America and the world in the 1950s
Hitchcock, William I., author.
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.

Physical Description:
xx, 650 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A page-turner masterpiece. "--The Age of Eisenhower is the definitive account of this presidency, drawing extensively on declassified material from the Eisenhower Library, the CIA and Defense Department, and troves of unpublished documents. In his masterful account, Hitchcock shows how Ike shaped modern America, and he astutely assesses Eisenhower's close confidants, from Attorney General Brownell to Secretary of State Dulles. The result is an eye-opening reevaluation that explains why this "do-nothing "president is rightly regarded as one of the best leaders our country has ever had.
Part I. Duty -- Ascent -- Star power -- Call to duty -- Crusade -- Part II. An age of peril -- Scorpions in a bottle -- Confronting McCarthy -- Dark arts for a Cold War -- Asian dominoes -- Taking on Jim Crow -- God, government and the middle way -- To the summit -- A formidable indifference -- Double cross at Suez -- Part III. Race, rockets and revolution -- The color line -- Ike's missile crisis -- Contending with Khrushchev -- Secret wars in the third world -- U-2 -- Fighting to the finish -- A new generation.
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