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Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961

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  • The Sputnik Challengeby Robert A. Divine

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 48.99

    On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched a 184-pound metal ball called Sputnik into orbit around the Earth, and America plummeted into a panic. Nuclear weapon designer Edward Teller claimed that the United States had lost "a battle more important and greater than Pearl Harbor," and magazine articles appeared with such headlines as "Are... more...

  • Ikeby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 13.99

    A big, ambitious, and enthralling new biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, full of fascinating details and anecdotes, which places particular emphasis on his brilliant generalship and leadership in World War Two, and provides, with the advantage of hindsight, a far more acute analysis of his character and personality than any that has previously been... more...

  • The First Modern Campaignby Gary A. Donaldson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    In this engaging book, Gary A. Donaldson tells the story of Kennedy versus Nixon with a sharp eye for the salient political developments and a keen sense of the drama of an election that was unlike any other the nation had experienced. The election of 1960 was an orchestrated political drama, organized as a sweeping campaign from coast to coast... more...

  • The General and the Politicianby John W. Malsberger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    As historian and author John W. Malsberger writes in The General and the Politician: Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and American Politics , no two political figures could have taken more different routes to the Presidency than did America?s 34 th and 37 th Commanders in Chief. Thrown together largely for political convenience by a... more...

  • Eisenhowerby Geoffrey Perret

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 35.00

    This new, in-depth life of Eisenhower offers fresh perspectives, not only on World War II and the Korean War but also on the Cold War, the civil rights movement, McCarthyism, the U-2 crisis and Vietnam.          Geoffrey Perret's Eisenhower gives us, for the first time, the whole man. It brings together a huge amount of material, much of it made... more...

  • Eisenhower and the Cold Warby Robert A. Divine

    Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 25.95

    "A judicious and cogent vindication of Eisenhower's prudent and moderate conduct of statecraft during his two terms."--Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University "This excellent survey by a distinguished diplomatic historian represents an important contribution to the ongoing process of Eisenhower revisionism."--History: Reviews of New Books "Those... more...

  • Eisenhowerby John Wukovits; General Wesley K. Clark

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 22.00

    Before Dwight Eisenhower became president of the United States, he had a brilliant and successful career in the military. This work reveals Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare, including his advocacy in the pre-war years of the tank, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, and his service in the Philippines. more...

  • Don't Ask What I Shotby Catherine Lewis

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 24.95

    ?Golf . . . is a sport in which the whole American family can participate--fathers and mothers, sons and daughters alike. It offers healthy respite from daily toil, refreshment of body and mind.? --President Dwight D. Eisenhower On January 24, 1953, four days after his inauguration, the New York Times reported that President Dwight D. Eisenhower... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Eraby Burton I. Kaufman; Diane Kaufman

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 89.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history during this era in American history. In addition to the hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, diplomacy, literature, science, sports, and popular... more...

  • The A to Z of the Eisenhower Eraby Burton I. Kaufman; Diane Kaufman

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of the Eisenhower Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history during this era in American history. In addition to the hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on politics, economics, diplomacy, literature, science, sports, and popular culture, a chronology,... more...