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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
Summary
A revisionist assessment of Eisenhower credits him with moving defense dependency away from atomic bombs, eliminating the period deficit, and building the interstate highway system
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10015968
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newton, Jim
Dewey number
  • 973.921092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.N49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the White House years
Label
Eisenhower : the White House years, Jim Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-425) and index
Contents
Making Ike -- The first term -- The second term
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9780385523530
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011010759
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694394274
  • (OCoLC)694394274
  • 208782
Label
Eisenhower : the White House years, Jim Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-425) and index
Contents
Making Ike -- The first term -- The second term
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 p.
Isbn
9780385523530
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011010759
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn694394274
  • (OCoLC)694394274
  • 208782

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