The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

An original and penetrating assessment of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, showing Ike?s enormous influence on modern America, the Cold War, and on the presidency itself. In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. H An original and penetrating assessment of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, showing Ike?s enormous influence on mod...

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Title:The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s
Author:William I. Hitchcock
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Genres:History
ISBN:1439175667
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:672 pages pages

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s Reviews

  • Brian
    May 13, 2018
    I was amazed at everything I did not know about Eisenhower and his administration from 1953 through 1960. At times I felt the author Hitchcock was less than impartial, since occasionally I felt he was justifying his decision to lead a charge of historians in re-examining Eisenhower as ...
  • Brent
    Dec 03, 2017
    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...
  • Cynthia
    Mar 19, 2018
    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...
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    Apr 29, 2018
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    Apr 17, 2018
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  • Casey Wheeler
    Mar 17, 2018
    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...
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    May 11, 2018
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    Apr 08, 2018
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  • Bill Powers
    Apr 20, 2018
    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...
  • Kirsten Cutler
    Apr 29, 2018
    This is a fascinating book. Eisenhower, a WW2 warrior who knew the horrific consequences of war resisted efforts to draw America into any global conflicts but at the same time, he presided over the development of the CIA and its subsequent insidious interventions around the World. He w...
  • Rob
    Apr 23, 2018
    Outstanding treatment of Ike and 50s. I thought I knew this stuff, but there were many interesting - and new to me - Cold War nuggets. Exceedingly well written and organized. Thoroughly enjoyable read. ...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Apr 28, 2018
    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...
  • John Yingling
    May 03, 2018
    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...
  • Chris Carson
    Apr 01, 2018
    Excellent book on the Age of Eisenhower, often reported as a mediocre President compared to FDR and JFK - Ike was an accomplished leader before entering the White House and further his stature with two terms of deft world leadership while helping our nation transform at home. A Pre...
  • Mike Popek
    Mar 14, 2018
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  • Melissa Dee
    Mar 21, 2018
    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...
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    May 10, 2018
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  • Mitchell Kaufman
    Apr 04, 2018
    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...
  • Jim Hutchinson
    Apr 15, 2018
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  • Jeff Francis
    May 12, 2018
    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...
  • Joseph J.
    May 02, 2018
    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...
  • David Britten
    May 11, 2018
    A brilliant history of the Eisenhower presidency that gives a fair understanding of the world and national political scene, while correcting the inaccurate portrayal of Ike?s leadership beyond WW2. One of our greatest president?s, Ike had an astounding record on international affai...
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    Apr 14, 2018
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    May 12, 2018
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  • ALLEN
    Mar 24, 2018
    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...
  • Tom Grover
    Apr 15, 2018
    Probably the best biography I've read (listened to) during the past year. The author makes a compelling argument for the significance and success of Eisenhower's presidency. ...
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    May 16, 2018
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  • Barbara
    Apr 14, 2018
    As a child of the 1950's, I remember very little about this time period. I do recall the "I Like Ike" buttons the adults wore during the 1956 campaign. The book gave me the political information I was looking for. I was surprised to discover that Eisenhower hosted male only dinner part...
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    Mar 07, 2018
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