Ike's Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality

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He called it one of the hardest things he ever did-as difficult as leading the D-Day invasion. When Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to integrate Central High School in September 1957, he couldn't know that he was fighting the last great battle of his career...one that would change forever both him and his country. This is the story of how one of America's greatest leaders confronted America's greatest sin. This is the unlikely tale of how Ike became a civil rights president.Ike represents...
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Overview

He called it one of the hardest things he ever did-as difficult as leading the D-Day invasion. When Dwight Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to integrate Central High School in September 1957, he couldn't know that he was fighting the last great battle of his career...one that would change forever both him and his country. This is the story of how one of America's greatest leaders confronted America's greatest sin. This is the unlikely tale of how Ike became a civil rights president.Ike represents is a revolution in scholarship on Eisenhower and civil rights. Though not uncritical, the book credits his steady personal advance on the issue as well as his accomplishments in the military and as president. Drawing on thousands of primary documents (including newly released material), Ike's Last Battle builds to its climax at Little Rock-one of the most pivotal events of the civil rights movement. Little Rock is at the epicenter, but the book will also look at the cause, and the aftermath.
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Fred Barnes
Mr. Pipes is not a professional historian. He is a public-relations consultant and speechwriter who worked in the Bush White House from 2002 to 2005. But he has written a highly readable and credible account of Eisenhower's struggle with race and civil rights. While sympathetic, he doesn't sugarcoat Eisenhower's qualms about desegregation or excuse his unwillingness to move decisively before Little Rock.
Wall Street Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977898459
  • Publisher: WND Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 957,318
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Kasey S. Pipes is President/CEO of a communications firm specializing in speechwriting. He is currently chief campaign speechwriter for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Kasey worked for President George W. Bush for five years, and served as the chief writer for the Republican Party's national platform in 2004. He is a naval reservist in a unit that supports the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
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Table of Contents


Preface     xiii
Acknowledgements     xvii
Prologue: The First Day     xxi
Reveille
The Iron Hewer     1
The Dilemma     17
The Reinforcements     49
The Aftermath     63
The Candidate     85
Charge
The President     121
The Ruling     151
The Rumbling     173
The Insurrection     201
The Reckoning     223
The Fallout     257
Taps
The Ending     279
Bibliography     303
Notes     309
Index     321
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2009

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    Well written

    Mr. Pipes is a very talented writer. The topic itself is very interesting but the book reads almost like an action story, keeping your interest to the end. The numerous typos toward the end of the book are very unfortunate, because they take away from the overall quality, but I still highly recommend it based on the thorough research and quality of writing.

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