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The Resource The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961, Irwin F. Gellman

The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961, Irwin F. Gellman

Label
The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961
Title
The President and the apprentice
Title remainder
Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961
Statement of responsibility
Irwin F. Gellman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than half a century after Eisenhower left office, the history of his presidency is so clouded by myth, partisanship, and outright fraud that most people have little understanding of how Ike's administration worked or what it accomplished. We know-or think we know-that Eisenhower distrusted his vice president, Richard Nixon, and kept him at arm's length; that he did little to advance civil rights; that he sat by as Joseph McCarthy's reckless anticommunist campaign threatened to wreck his administration; and that he planned the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. None of this is true. This book reveals a different Eisenhower, and a different Nixon. Ike trusted and relied on Nixon, sending him on many sensitive overseas missions. Eisenhower, not Truman, desegregated the military. Eisenhower and Nixon, not Lyndon Johnson, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 through the Senate. Eisenhower was determined to bring down McCarthy and did so
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gellman, Irwin F
Dewey number
973.921
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E835
LC item number
.G45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961, Irwin F. Gellman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-775) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: 1952-1957. The nominees -- The fund crisis -- To victory -- The General as a manager -- The worst kind of politician -- The collision -- Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and civil rights -- Eisenhower and civil rights: the first term -- Ike, Nixon, and Dulles -- Nixon in Asia -- The battles over Asia -- Trouble with good neighbors -- The U.S. response to neutralism -- Incumbent politics -- The ill-will tour versus the big lie -- The incapacitated President -- The Hutschnecker fiction -- Ike's decision to run -- Nixon's agony -- Stassen's folly -- the land of smear and grab -- The Hungarian revolution and the freedom fighters -- Part two: 1957-1961. Ike and Dick return -- Prelude to the struggle -- The Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- Little Rock and its consequences -- The implosion -- The steel solution -- Nixon in Africa -- Ike's cold war -- A near-death experience -- Inside and outside the kitchen -- Ike's hopes collapse -- Ike, Nixon, Kennedy, and Castro -- Conclusion: Ike and Dick -- Appendix: Eisenhower's notes on the "Checkers speech."
Control code
ocn910504324
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 791 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300181050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015935011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910504324
  • (OCoLC)910504324
Label
The President and the apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961, Irwin F. Gellman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-775) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: 1952-1957. The nominees -- The fund crisis -- To victory -- The General as a manager -- The worst kind of politician -- The collision -- Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and civil rights -- Eisenhower and civil rights: the first term -- Ike, Nixon, and Dulles -- Nixon in Asia -- The battles over Asia -- Trouble with good neighbors -- The U.S. response to neutralism -- Incumbent politics -- The ill-will tour versus the big lie -- The incapacitated President -- The Hutschnecker fiction -- Ike's decision to run -- Nixon's agony -- Stassen's folly -- the land of smear and grab -- The Hungarian revolution and the freedom fighters -- Part two: 1957-1961. Ike and Dick return -- Prelude to the struggle -- The Civil Rights Act of 1957 -- Little Rock and its consequences -- The implosion -- The steel solution -- Nixon in Africa -- Ike's cold war -- A near-death experience -- Inside and outside the kitchen -- Ike's hopes collapse -- Ike, Nixon, Kennedy, and Castro -- Conclusion: Ike and Dick -- Appendix: Eisenhower's notes on the "Checkers speech."
Control code
ocn910504324
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 791 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300181050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015935011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o910504324
  • (OCoLC)910504324

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