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A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower



A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower

Chester J. Pach (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-02767-6 April 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 592 Pages

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A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower brings new depth to the historiography of this significant and complex figure, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date depiction of both the man and era.
  • Thoughtfully incorporates new and significant literature on Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Thoroughly examines both the Eisenhower era and the man himself, broadening the historical scope by which Eisenhower is understood and interpreted
  • Presents a complete picture of Eisenhower’s many roles in historical context: the individual, general, president, politician, and citizen
  • This Companion is the ideal starting point for anyone researching America during the Eisenhower years and an invaluable guide for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in history, political science, and policy studies
  • Meticulously edited by a leading authority on the Eisenhower presidency with chapters by international experts on political, international, social, and cultural history

Notes on Contributors x

Introduction: Eisenhower, Yesterday and Today 1
Chester J. Pach

Part I General of the Army 7

1 Years of Preparation, 1890–1941 9
Jonathan Reed Winkler

2 Eisenhower in World War II 26
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes

3 Eisenhower and the Onset of the Cold War, 1945–1949 57
Thomas Bruscino

4 Eisenhower as NATO Commander 73
Andrew M. Johnston

Part II President 93

Ike’s America 95

5 The Baby Boom, Youth Culture, and Family Life 96
Carolyn Herbst Lewis

6 Cities and Suburbs in the Eisenhower Era 114
Amy L. Scott

7 American Politics at Mid-Century 134
Gary W. Reichard

Leadership and Politics 151

8 Eisenhower Republicanism 152
Steven Wagner

9 Leadership and Decision-Making 169
Richard V. Damms

Domestic Policy 189

10 Eisenhower, the Red Scare, and Domestic Anticommunism 190
Andrew J. Falk

11 Eisenhower and African American Civil Rights 207
David A. Nichols

12 Managing the Economy 227
Iwan Morgan

13 Eisenhower and Social Welfare 246
Andrew Morris

14 Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment 264
J. Brooks Flippen

National Security and the Cold War 280

15 Eisenhower and the Korean War 281
James I. Matray

16 Eisenhower’s National Security Policies 308
David L. Snead

17 Eisenhower, Nuclear Weapons, and Arms Control 327
Philip Nash

18. Eisenhower, the CIA, and Covert Action 350
James Callanan

19 Propaganda and Public Diplomacy 370
Kenneth Osgood

America and the World 394

20 NATO, Western Europe, and the Eisenhower Administration 395
Robert T. Davis II

21 Special or Not So Special? Anglo-American Relations 417
Michael F. Hopkins

22 Eisenhower and Latin America 435
Stephen G. Rabe

23 Eisenhower, China, and Taiwan 453
Scott Kaufman

24 Eisenhower and the Third World 472
Kevin E. Grimm

25 Eisenhower, Indochina, and Vietnam 494
Kathryn C. Statler

26 The Arab–Israeli Dispute and the Middle East 517
Peter L. Hahn

Part III Citizen 535

27 After the Presidency 537
Stephen T. Pfeffer

Index 555