Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle

Ike's Mystery Man

The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor."An extraordinary story. . . a gripping, moving tale." -- Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World"A historical treasure unearthed . . . A must-read for all Cold War scholars, it is a great read for everyone else." -- Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer-Prize-winning co-author of American Prometheus: The ...


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TitleIke's Mystery Man
ISBN9781586422431
Author
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherSteerforth Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreBiography, Lgbt, Gay, History, Nonfiction, Historical
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Reviews Ike's Mystery Man

  • willowdog
    2018-10-17
    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried these feelings, only to have them awaken in his later life. However, in this very complete biography, one gets the life of a man who is intimately involved in some o...
  • Chris Carson
    2018-12-08
    A terrific read. If you’re interested in IKE’s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50’s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read.
  • Lianne Burwell
    2018-11-07
    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor.He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only communists, but 'sexual perverts' were being hunted as security risks. It doesn't appear that he went to great lengths to hide his sexuality, but he was never exposed. In fac...
  • willowdog
    2018-10-17
    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried these feelings, only to have them awaken in his later life. However, in this very complete biography, one gets the life of a man who is intimately involved in some o...