Eisenhower: The White House Years

Was Eisenhower the Leave It to Beaver president of myth? Or did the ex-General and war hero possess surprising depths and prowess? Jim Newton stands firmly in the latter camp, focusing on Eisenhower’s years in office and revealing the majestic catalogue of his official accomplishments, from overseeing the creation of a national highway system to shepherding the USA’s atomic arsenal to beating down the rancid politics of McCarthyism.