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Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Eisenhowerby Jim Newton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    ?Newton's contribution is as cogent an inventory of Eisenhower's White House years as I've ever read. He blends masterful writing with historic detail and provides the value-added of Ike as the man and the leader.? ?Chuck Hagel, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University; U.S. Senator (1997 ? 2009) Newly discovered and declassified documents... more...

  • A New World to be Won: John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, and the Tumultuous Year of 1960by G. Scott Thomas

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 58.00

    This book tells the story of 1960?a tumultuous, transitional year that unleashed the forces that eventually reshaped the American nation and the entire planet, to the joy of millions and the sorrow of millions more. more...

  • Eisenhower 1956by David A. Nichols

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...