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Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage

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An absorbing account of “the most intriguing — and dysfunctional — political marriage in history” (The New York Times Book Review, front page review).

One of the most acclaimed political biographies of our time, Jeffrey Frank’s Ike and Dick takes you inside the strained and complex relationship of two fascinating American leaders — hailed as “top-drawer as political history" (Russell Baker, The New York Review of Books) and “one of the best books ever written about Richard Nixon” (Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker).

For nearly twenty years, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon shared a political and private association that deeply affected both men and their turbulent era. In a work of “compelling can’t-put-it-down history” (Joe Klein, Time columnist) filled with “marvelously cringe-inducing anecdotes” (The Wall Street Journal), Frank reveals sides of the two that you’ve never seen. He offers fresh views of the striving, uneasy young Nixon and of Eisenhower, the legendary commander in failing health, far more comfortable with international affairs than with problems besetting the United States. Behind the scenes and beyond the headlines, Ike and Dick, informed by deep archival research and dozens of interviews, provides a captivating look at the presidency and the nation. It will become essential reading for generations of Americans.

Review:

"Perhaps the most intriguing — and dysfunctional — political marriage in history was the one between the subjects of Jeffrey Frank's meticulously researched Ike and Dick...a highly engrossing political narrative that skillfully takes the reader through the twisted development of a strange relationship that would help shape America's foreign and domestic agenda for much of the 20th century." The New York Times Book Review, cover

Review:

"The author does a fine job delineating the complex personalities of both men, and he provides novelistic touches befitting his background....A well-researched and -written history that will satisfy both Eisenhower and Nixon aficionados." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Frank constructs a marvelous account of political history as well as astute portraits of the two men...the rich, inside-politics mix of rumor and maneuver in which connoisseurs of political history love to marinate." Booklist

About the Author

Jeffrey Frank was a senior editor at The New Yorker and the deputy editor of the Washington Post's Outlook section. He is the author of four novels, including the Washington Trilogy — The Columnist, Bad Publicity, and Trudy Hopedale. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Diana. They have one son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416587217
Subtitle:
Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage
Author:
Frank, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20131105
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
212.725 x 139.7 mm

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Product details 448 pages Simon and Schuster - English 9781416587217 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Perhaps the most intriguing — and dysfunctional — political marriage in history was the one between the subjects of Jeffrey Frank's meticulously researched Ike and Dick...a highly engrossing political narrative that skillfully takes the reader through the twisted development of a strange relationship that would help shape America's foreign and domestic agenda for much of the 20th century."
"Review" by , "The author does a fine job delineating the complex personalities of both men, and he provides novelistic touches befitting his background....A well-researched and -written history that will satisfy both Eisenhower and Nixon aficionados."
"Review" by , "Frank constructs a marvelous account of political history as well as astute portraits of the two men...the rich, inside-politics mix of rumor and maneuver in which connoisseurs of political history love to marinate."
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