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Eisenhower - The White House Years

Jim Newton

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"Newton's contribution is as cogent an inventory of Eisenhower's White House years as I've ever read. He blends masterful writing with historic detail and provides the value-added of Ike as the man and the leader." -Chuck Hagel, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University; U.S. Senator (1997-2009) Newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew. America's thirty-fourth president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief. This new look reveals how wrong they were. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it. He ground down Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism until both became, as he said, "McCarthywasm." He stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, built an interstate highway system, turned an $8 billion deficit in 1953 into a $500 million surplus in 1960. (Ike was the last President until Bill Clinton to leave his country in the black.) The President Eisenhower of popular imagination is a benign figure, armed with a putter, a winning smile, and little else. The Eisenhower of veteran journalist Jim Newton's rendering is shrewd, sentimental, and tempestuous. He mourned the death of his first son and doted on his grandchildren but could, one aide recalled, "peel the varnish off a desk" with his temper. Mocked as shallow and inarticulate, he was in fact a meticulous manager. Admired as a general, he was a champion of peace. In Korea and Vietnam, in Quemoy and Berlin, his generals urged him to wage nuclear war. Time and again he considered the idea and rejected it. And it was Eisenhower who appointed the liberal justices Earl Warren and William Brennan and who then called in the military to enforce desegregation in the schools. Rare interviews, newly discovered records, and fresh insights undergird this gripping and timely narrative. JIM NEWTON is a veteran journalist who began his career as clerk to James Reston at the New York Times. Since then, he has worked as a reporter at the Atlanta

Language:

English

Narrators:

John H. Mayer

Length:

19h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:23


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:51


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:27


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:48


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:46


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:12


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:25


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

09:44


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:20


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:50


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:47


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:58


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:50


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:01


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

09:06


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

09:22


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

09:11


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:22


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:20


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:00


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:40


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:22


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

09:02


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:53


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:21


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:52


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:58


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:59


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

09:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:09


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:32


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:03


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

09:38


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:20


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:12


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:37


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:42


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:33


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

08:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:50


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

09:33


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:41


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:39


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

09:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:50


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

10:02


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

09:10


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:37


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:21


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:31