The Age Of Eisenhower: America And The World In The 1950s

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A New York Times bestseller, this is the “outstanding” (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency.

Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of a masterful president guiding the nation through the great crises of the 1950s, from McCarthyism and the Korean War through civil rights turmoil and Cold War conflicts. This is a portrait of a skilled leader who, despite his conservative inclinations, found a middle path through the bitter partisanship of his era. At home, Eisenhower affirmed the central elements of the New Deal, such as Social Security; fought the demagoguery of Senator Joseph McCarthy; and advanced the agenda of civil rights for African-Americans. Abroad, he ended the Korean War and avoided a new quagmire in Vietnam. Yet he also charted a significant expansion of America’s missile technology and deployed a vast array of covert operations around the world to confront the challenge of communism. As he left office, he cautioned Americans to remain alert to the dangers of a powerful military-industrial complex that could threaten their liberties.

Today, presidential historians rank Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, and William Hitchcock’s “rich narrative” (The Wall Street Journal) shows us why Ike’s stock has risen so high. He was a gifted leader, a decent man of humble origins who used his powers to advance the welfare of all Americans. Now more than ever, with this “complete and persuasive assessment” (Booklist, starred review), Americans have much to learn from Dwight Eisenhower.


  • AgeOfEisenhower 01 Title

    Duration: 42s
  • AgeOfEisenhower 02 Prologue

    Duration: 29min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 03 Part1 Ch1

    Duration: 01h05min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 04 Ch2

    Duration: 01h03min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 05 Ch3

    Duration: 55min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 06 Ch4

    Duration: 53min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 07 Part2 Ch5

    Duration: 01h23min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 08 Ch6a

    Duration: 44min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 09 Ch6b

    Duration: 54min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 10 Ch7

    Duration: 01h24min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 11 Ch8a

    Duration: 53min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 12 Ch8b

    Duration: 49min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 13 Ch9a

    Duration: 46min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 14 Ch9b

    Duration: 51min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 15 Chapter10

    Duration: 01h10min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 16 Chapter11

    Duration: 01h42s
  • AgeOfEisenhower 17 Chapter12

    Duration: 48min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 18 Chapter13a

    Duration: 50min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 19 Chapter13b

    Duration: 55min
  • AgeOfEisenhower 20 Part3 Ch14a

    Duration: 52min
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