Eisenhower Volume II

van Stephen E. Ambrose
608 gedrukte pagina's

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Eisenhower: The President, the second and concluding volume of Stephen Ambrose's brilliant biography, is the first assessment of a postwar President based on access to the entire record. It covers a wide range of subjects, including Eisenhower's rejection of the near-unanimous advice he received as President to use atomic weapons; his thinking on defense policy and the Cold War; his handling of a multitude of foreign-affairs crises; his attitudes and actions on civil rights; his views on Joseph McCarthy and on communism. Also illuminated are Eisenhower's relations with Nixon, Truman, Khrushchev, de Gaulle, and other world leaders. Ambrose provides us with an extraordinary portrait -- fairminded and enormously well-informed -- of the man, both decent and complex, who is increasingly regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest Presidents.

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Simon & Schuster

Geschiedenis, Noord-, Midden-, Zuid-Amerika
Verenigde Staten van Amerika
20e eeuw
Politieke leiders & leiderschap
Biografieen, historisch, politiek & militair
Autobiografieen, historisch, politiek & militair
Politiek & overheid
Political structure & processes