The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower / Edition 1

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"This revision is essentially a completely new book which draws on all the Eisenhower scholarship of the past decade (the bibliography is a tour de force, by itself worth the price of the book). Pach has incorporated the work of the revisionists, hardly under way when Richardson wrote the first edition, and added the insights and criticism of the post-revisionists. Thanks to Pach's work, this volume takes its proper place in the justly acclaimed American Presidency Series as an up-to-date, informative, judicious, and insightful book on the Eisenhower years. It will be read with profit and enjoyment by anyone interested in the 1950s."—Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower: Soldier and President

"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.

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Editorial Reviews

Pach has revised, updated, and expanded Richardson's 1979 assessment of the 34th president (1953-1961), taking account of revisionist perspectives and articulating the postrevisionist position that the Eisenhower presidency was more complex and not as successful as many revisionists have maintained. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700604371
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 4/28/1991
  • Series: American Presidency Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 283
  • Sales rank: 1,327,329
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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