The Age of Eisenhower by William I. Hitchcock

The Age of Eisenhower

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. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified. Eis...

Details The Age of Eisenhower

TitleThe Age of Eisenhower
Release DateMar 20th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster
GenreHistory, Biography, Nonfiction, Politics, North American Hi..., American History, Presidents

Reviews The Age of Eisenhower

    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 text take us up to his 60th birth year, when he's retired from the Army, President of Columbia University, and seriously mulling running for President on the Republ...
  • Brent
    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 to intelligence uncovered in recent decades.Eisenhower reminds me in many ways of my mother's father, newspaper reporter and editor Wright Bryan, who Eisenhower aw...
  • Cynthia
    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 Eisenhower’s warmth and relatability for many people insured his success. It’s easy to write him off as a popular war hero who traded on that talent to go even ...
  • Casey Wheeler
    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 also posted it to my Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I have read a number of biographies on American Presidents including...
  • Melissa Dee
    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 powerfully impressed with this explication of his gift for organization which so well served the development of a federal bureaucracy.Eisenhower’s diary statement,...