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The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (American Presidency / University Press of Kansas)

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Publisher Comments:

The focus of this revision is not how Eisenhower made policy, but how his decisions shaped American life in the 1950s and beyond. In this first post-revisionist study of the Eisenhower presidency, historian Chester Pach reaches beyond the issues the revisionists raised: Was Eisenhower in command of his own administration? Did he play a significant role in shaping foreign and domistic policy?

Drawing on the wide range of works published within the past decade, Pach expands Elmo Richardson's 1979 study by nearly one third. In addition to new material on national security policy, Pach deepens the analysis of Eisenhower's leadership and managerial style and explores the significance of the decisions Eisenhower made on a whole range of critical issues, from civil rights to atomic testing.

By emphasizing the fundamental failings of Eisenhower's presidency, Pach swims against the stream of recent scholarship. He concludes, for example, that Eisenhower's commitment to support South Vietnam in 1954, with its attendant responsibilities and consequences, was far more important—and ultimately disastrous—than his refusal to intervene with military force in support of the French in 1954. Eisenhower's unleashing of the CIA (in Iran, Guatemala, and elsewhere) also draws sharp criticism, as does his timid and ineffective handling of McCarthy.

Synopsis:

An analysis of Eisenhower's leadership and managerial style and exploration of the significance of the decisions Eisenhower made on a whole range of issues, from civil rights to atomic testing.

Synopsis:

"The best single volume available on the Eisenhower presidency". — Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-272) and index.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

1. Duty and Ambition

2. Organizing the Presidency

3. President, Party, and Congress

4. Waging Cold War

5. Personal Victories

6. The Hazards of Deliberate Speed

7. The Erosion of Consensus

8. Intervention and Diplomacy

9. Beyond His Grasp

10. Epilogue

Notes

Bibliographical Essay

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780700604371
Author:
Pach, Chester J.
Author:
Richardson, Elmo
Author:
Jr., Chester J. Pach
Author:
Pach, Jr., Chester J.
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Location:
Lawrence, Kan. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/50s
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed. /
Edition Description:
Revised Univ of Kansas Paperback
Series:
American Presidency / University Press of Kansas
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19910431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.05x5.95x.86 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "The best single volume available on the Eisenhower presidency". — Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower.
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