Eisenhower is the president who established America as a superpower. He had already launched his reputation as the leading US military figure in the Second World War and then as supreme commander of the land forces of the newly created NATO. This book looks at how Eisenhower held power in the political field, and to what extent his political career was a success.
This text is ideal for undergraduate courses in 20th Century American History and American Studies.
Introduction 1. Pre-Presidency, 1890-1952 2. Creating Stability: Domestic Affairs, 1953-54 3. Waging Peace: Foreign Affairs, 1953-54 4. Affluence and Good Feelings: Domestic Affairs, 1955-56 5. Crises, East, West and Mid-East: Foreign Affairs, 1955-56 6. The Doldrums: Domestic Affairs, 1957-58 7. Waging Cold War: Foreign Affairs, 1957-58 8. Revival of Spirit: Domestic Affairs, 1959-60 9. High Hopes and Final Disappointment: Foreign Affairs, 1959-60 Conclusion Bibliography