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By Eisenhower, Dwight David; Gellman, Irwin F.; Nixon, Richard Milhous

ISBN-10: 0300181051

ISBN-13: 9780300181050

“Irwin Gellman has emerged from years within the documents to inform the attention-grabbing tale of President Dwight Eisenhower and his dating together with his vp, Richard Nixon. Gellman dispels the fog that has lengthy enveloped this topic and casts new mild on a severe chilly struggle presidency. Masterfully written, The President and the Apprentice is a must-read for somebody who, like me, loves reliable political history.”—Allen Matusow, writer of The Unraveling of America
greater than part a century after Eisenhower left workplace, the heritage of his presidency is so clouded by means of fantasy, partisanship, and outright fraud that the majority humans have little realizing of ways Ike’s management labored or what it finished. We know—or imagine we know—that Eisenhower distrusted his vice chairman, Richard Nixon, and stored him at arm’s size; that he did little to increase civil rights; that he sat via as Joseph McCarthy’s reckless anticommunist crusade threatened to damage his management; and that he deliberate the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. None of this is often true.
The President and the Apprentice unearths a unique Eisenhower, and a unique Nixon. Ike relied on and depended on Nixon, sending him on many delicate in a foreign country missions. Eisenhower, no longer Truman, accomplished the desegregation of the army. Eisenhower and Nixon, now not Lyndon Johnson, driven the Civil Rights Act of 1957 in the course of the Senate. Eisenhower was resolute to deliver down McCarthy and did so. Nixon by no means, opposite to fresh debts, observed a psychotherapist, yet whereas Ike was once recuperating from his middle assault in 1955, Nixon was once overworked, overanxious, overmedicated, and on the limits of his skill to function.
in accordance with 20 years of analysis in different documents, many formerly untouched, this publication bargains a clean and fantastic account of the Eisenhower presidency.
“Irwin Gellman’s marvelous examine and believable reconstruction of the Eisenhower-Nixon dating may perhaps revolutionize the that means of historic revisionism. The President and the Apprentice is an unsettling tour de force.David Levering Lewis, writer of King: A Biography and W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

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1 During the 1952 presidential campaign, the faculty and staff split into warring camps: those who supported the Democratic candidate, Adlai Stevenson, and others who backed Eisenhower. According to reports in the New York Times, some grew so hostile that they refused to talk to colleagues on the other side. 2 They remained unconvinced after Eisenhower defeated Stevenson again in 1956. ” Throughout his career, Schlesinger regularly belittled Eisenhower. ”6 The academic criticism was not limited to Cambridge and New York.

Nixon relayed both his findings and his discussions with Ike to the National Security Council and to relevant cabinet members. He learned a great deal in his travels and met many world leaders, with whom he remained in contact. He and Dulles became intimate friends and shared ideas on the diplomatic initiatives. The president’s heart attack in 1955 has received a great deal of attention. During his recovery that fall and winter, Nixon assumed added responsibilities. Already overworked, he grew weary and suffered from insomnia; physicians prescribed barbiturates to relieve his symptoms.

The newspaper did not mention that the doctor was not a board-certified psychiatrist and never claimed to be one, or that he testified under oath at Senate and House hearings in November 1973 that he had never treated Nixon for psychological or psychiatric reasons. 29 Time magazine editors Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, in The Presidents Club, looked at the relationships among the presidents since Harry Truman. They include chapters on Eisenhower’s association with Truman, Kennedy, and Lyndon Johnson, as well as Nixon’s association with Johnson, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H.

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