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"This may well become the standard one-volume source on the man and his administration. Concise yet comprehensive, learned but accessible, even-handed but forceful in its judgments, it both sums up a wealth of scholarly literature and takes issue with its celebratory stance toward Ike. Valuable both in introducing students to the subject and challenging scholars, this is first-rate historical synthesis."—Michael S. Sherry, author of The Rise of American Airpower: The Creation of Armageddon
"Chester Pach has extensively and thoughtfully revised Elmo Richardson's book. Incorporating insights from the most recent literature on the Eisenhower era, he has written a lucid, balanced, and stimulating synthesis. I highly recommend it."—Melvyn P. Leffler, author of The Elusive Quest: America's Pursuit of European Stability and French Security
Author Biography: Chester Pach is author of Arming the Free World: The Origins of the United States Military Assistance Program, 1945-1950.
Elmo Richardson is author of Dams, Parks, and Politics: Resource Development and Preservation in the Truman-Eisenhower Era.