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The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Title
The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The focus of this revision is not how Eisenhower made policy, but how his decisions shaped American life in the 1950s and beyond. In this first post-revisionist study of the Eisenhower presidency, historian Chester Pach reaches beyond the issues the revisionists raised: Was Eisenhower in command of his own administration? Did he play a significant role in shaping foreign and domistic policy? Drawing on the wide range of works published within the past decade, Pach expands Elmo Richardson's 1979 study by nearly one third. In addition to new material on national security policy, Pach deepens the analysis of Eisenhower's leadership and managerial style and explores the significance of the decisions Eisenhower made on a whole range of critical issues, from civil rights to atomic testing. By emphasizing the fundamental failings of Eisenhower's presidency, Pach swims against the stream of recent scholarship. He concludes, for example, that Eisenhower's commitment to support South Vietnam in 1954, with its attendant responsibilities and consequences, was far more important and ultimately disastrous than his refusal to intervene with military force in support of the French in 1954. Eisenhower's unleashing of the CIA (in Iran, Guatemala, and elsewhere) also draws sharp criticism, as does his timid and ineffective handling of McCarthy
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pach, Chester J
Dewey number
973.921/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E835
LC item number
.P26 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Richardson, Elmo
  • Richardson, Elmo
Series statement
American presidency series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower / by Elmo Richardson. c1979
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-272) and index
Contents
  • Beyond his grasp
  • Epilogue
  • Duty and ambition
  • Organizing the presidency
  • President, party, and Congress
  • Waging Cold War
  • Personal victories
  • The hazards of deliberate speed
  • The erosion of consensus
  • Intervention and diplomacy
Control code
ocm22307949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Rev. ed. /
  • Chester J. Pach, Jr. and Elmo Richardson.
Extent
xiv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780700604364
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
90045952
System control number
(Sirsi) i0700604367
Label
The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower / by Elmo Richardson. c1979
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-272) and index
Contents
  • Beyond his grasp
  • Epilogue
  • Duty and ambition
  • Organizing the presidency
  • President, party, and Congress
  • Waging Cold War
  • Personal victories
  • The hazards of deliberate speed
  • The erosion of consensus
  • Intervention and diplomacy
Control code
ocm22307949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
  • Rev. ed. /
  • Chester J. Pach, Jr. and Elmo Richardson.
Extent
xiv, 283 pages
Isbn
9780700604364
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
90045952
System control number
(Sirsi) i0700604367

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