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Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961

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  • General Ikeby John Eisenhower

    Free Press 2003; US$ 16.00

    John S.D. Eisenhower modestly explains General Ike as "a son's view of a great military leader -- highly intelligent, strong, forceful, kind, yet as human as the rest of us." It is that, and more: a portrait of the greatest Allied military leader of the Second World War, by the man who knew Ike best. General Ike is a book that John Eisenhower... more...

  • The Macmillan-Eisenhower Correspondence, 1957-69by Professor E. Bruce Geelhoed; Professor Anthony O. Edmonds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 165.00

    The Macmillan-Eisenhower Correspondence provides, for the first time, an edition of the messages exchanged between Harold Macmillan and Dwight D. Eisenhower during their tenures as national leaders in the late 1950s. The collection consists of more than 400 letters, cables and transcripts of telephone conversations. This extensive correspondence... more...

  • The Making of a Catholic Presidentby Shaun Casey

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    The 1960 presidential election, won ultimately by John F. Kennedy, was one of the closest and most contentious in American history. The country had never elected a Roman Catholic president, and the last time a Catholic had been nominated--New York Governor Al Smith in 1928--he was routed in the general election. From the outset, Kennedy saw the religion... more...

  • Waging Peaceby Robert R. Bowie; Richard H. Immerman

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 69.99

    Waging Peace offers the first fully comprehensive study of Eisenhower's "New Look" program of national security, which provided the groundwork for the next three decades of America's Cold War strategy. Though the Cold War itself and the idea of containment originated under Truman, it was left to Eisenhower to develop the first coherent... more...

  • The Religious Factor in the 1960 Presidential Electionby Albert J. Menendez

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    The candidacy of John F. Kennedy provoked widespread discussion of issues relating to church and state and to the role of Catholics in American politics. This text is the inside story of that dramatic campaign and is the first scholarly examination based on actual voting returns. It includes a detailed analysis of the vote in every state, revealing... more...

  • The Other Missiles of Octoberby Philip Nash

    The University of North Carolina Press 1997; US$ 29.99

    Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Jupiters, 1957-1963 more...

  • Eisenhower and the Cold Warby Robert A. Divine

    Oxford University Press, USA 1981; US$ 27.99

    A judicious and cogent vindication of Eisenhower's prudent and moderate conduct of statecraft during his two terms. more...

  • Ike's Bluffby Evan Thomas

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 9.99

    Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple... more...

  • Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhowerby Timothy Walch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Bringing together core selections from and analysis of material documenting the uneasy collaboration between Herbert and Eisenhower, this collection incisively uses primary sources to illuminate the 1952 Republican nomination fight, the second Hoover Commission, and other key episodes during the Eisenhower presidency. more...

  • Eisenhower 1956by David A. Nichols

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    A gripping tale of international intrigue and betray-al, Eisenhower 1956 is the white-knuckle story of how President Dwight D. Eisenhower guided the United States through the Suez Canal crisis of 1956. The crisis climaxed in a tumultuous nine-day period fraught with peril just prior to the 1956 presidential election, with Great Britain, France, and... more...