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The Resource Eisenhower : the White House years, Jim Newton

Eisenhower : the White House years, Jim Newton

Label
Eisenhower : the White House years
Title
Eisenhower
Title remainder
the White House years
Statement of responsibility
Jim Newton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.921092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Eisenhower : the White House years, Jim Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 p., [8] p.
Isbn
9780385523530
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011010759
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn694394274
  • (OCoLC)694394274
Label
Eisenhower : the White House years, Jim Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 p., [8] p.
Isbn
9780385523530
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011010759
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn694394274
  • (OCoLC)694394274

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