Ike and Dick - Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage-logo

Ike and Dick - Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage

Jeffrey Frank

Richard Nixon was a young Navy officer when he first saw Dwight D. Eisenhower through a storm of tickertape as Manhattan celebrated the end of the war in Europe. Seven years later, Nixon was Eisenhower's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket-the beginning of a political and personal relationship that lasted for nearly twenty years. Despite a gulf that separated them by age and temperament, their association evolved into a collaboration that helped to shape the nation's political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals, from civil rights to the civilian space program. Ike and Dick relates much that occurred out of public view, such as the sensitive discussions among senior staffers concerned about Nixon's proper role when Eisenhower suffered illnesses that might have incapacitated him. Based on deep archival research and interviews with dozens of men and women who knew and worked with both men, including family members, it offers fresh views of Nixon, the striving tactician, and the legendary general, a distant man with a warm smile who could, and did, make Nixon's life miserable. In rediscovering the circle that surrounded them and a cast that includes Billy Graham, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King Jr., powerful newspaper columnists, early television personalities, and even the chilly young adman H.R. Haldeman, Ike and Dick provides an intimate view of America during the Cold War and of two men whose influence has never waned.

Richard Nixon was a young Navy officer when he first saw Dwight D. Eisenhower through a storm of tickertape as Manhattan celebrated the end of the war in Europe. Seven years later, Nixon was Eisenhower's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket-the beginning of a political and personal relationship that lasted for nearly twenty years. Despite a gulf that separated them by age and temperament, their association evolved into a collaboration that helped to shape the nation's political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals, from civil rights to the civilian space program. Ike and Dick relates much that occurred out of public view, such as the sensitive discussions among senior staffers concerned about Nixon's proper role when Eisenhower suffered illnesses that might have incapacitated him. Based on deep archival research and interviews with dozens of men and women who knew and worked with both men, including family members, it offers fresh views of Nixon, the striving tactician, and the legendary general, a distant man with a warm smile who could, and did, make Nixon's life miserable. In rediscovering the circle that surrounded them and a cast that includes Billy Graham, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King Jr., powerful newspaper columnists, early television personalities, and even the chilly young adman H.R. Haldeman, Ike and Dick provides an intimate view of America during the Cold War and of two men whose influence has never waned.
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Richard Nixon was a young Navy officer when he first saw Dwight D. Eisenhower through a storm of tickertape as Manhattan celebrated the end of the war in Europe. Seven years later, Nixon was Eisenhower's running mate on the Republican presidential ticket-the beginning of a political and personal relationship that lasted for nearly twenty years. Despite a gulf that separated them by age and temperament, their association evolved into a collaboration that helped to shape the nation's political ideology, foreign policy, and domestic goals, from civil rights to the civilian space program. Ike and Dick relates much that occurred out of public view, such as the sensitive discussions among senior staffers concerned about Nixon's proper role when Eisenhower suffered illnesses that might have incapacitated him. Based on deep archival research and interviews with dozens of men and women who knew and worked with both men, including family members, it offers fresh views of Nixon, the striving tactician, and the legendary general, a distant man with a warm smile who could, and did, make Nixon's life miserable. In rediscovering the circle that surrounded them and a cast that includes Billy Graham, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Martin Luther King Jr., powerful newspaper columnists, early television personalities, and even the chilly young adman H.R. Haldeman, Ike and Dick provides an intimate view of America during the Cold War and of two men whose influence has never waned.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

13h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

38:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

53:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

43:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

29:14