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Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Going Home To Gloryby David Eisenhower; Julie Nixon Eisenhower

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 17.00

    When President Dwight Eisenhower left Washington, D.C., at the end of his second term, he retired to a farm in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that he had bought a decade earlier. Living on the farm with the former president and his wife, Mamie, were his son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren, the oldest of whom, David, was just entering his... more...

  • 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...

  • Friendly Fireby Gerald Hensley

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government?s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling press conferences, this outbreak of ?friendly fire? led to the unraveling of the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS)... more...