Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

by Michael J. Birkner

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Dwight D. Eisenhower by Michael J. Birkner

Dwight D. Eisenhower was a leading U.S. general during World War II, directing the huge D-Day invasion of German-occupied France in 1944. A career officer in the U.S. Army, Eisenhower had never held political office, but his intelligence and calm manner made him an attractive political candidate. Under the slogan "I Like Ike," he was elected president on the Republican ticket in 1952 and re-elected in 1956, holding office during a period of prosperity at home and peace abroad. Soon after taking office, Eisenhower achieved an armistice ending the Korean conflict. During the rest of his term, he avoided military involvements overseas, but supported a huge increase in stockpiles of nuclear weapons in an "arms race" with the Communist Soviet Union. He gained approval of the federal Interstate Highway System and strengthened Social Security, the federal insurance system providing benefits to retired workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780516229690
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Encyclopedia of Presidents, Second Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1Small Town Beginnings7
2Adventures in the Peacetime Army19
3Supreme Commander, World Hero31
4Crusade for the Presidency51
5Dangerous Years67
6Elder Statesman83
Presidential Fast Facts96
First Lady Fast Facts97
Timeline98
Glossary100
Further Reading101
Places to Visit102
Online Sites of Interest103
Table of Presidents104
Index108

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