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Eisenhower and the Cold War

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A judicious and cogent vindication of Eisenhower's prudent and moderate conduct of statecraft during his two terms.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published March 26th 1981 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Greg
Jan 07, 2013 Greg rated it liked it
This book provides an interesting perspective on Eisenhower. Divine argues that Ike was a better president than his reputation. In the preface he admits that Eisenhower accomplished little in his domestic policy…his expertise and interests lay primarily in the incredibly dangerous world caught between the Soviets and the west. He portrays Eisenhower as a shrewd politician who guarded his thoughts so as to provide flexibility on his position. The best and most convincing statement of this skill i ...more
Michael Taylor
Jul 25, 2011 Michael Taylor rated it really liked it
A very interesting book whose author is a member of the school of thought which sees Eisenhower as an engaged and "hands on" president. This is a good book to become acquainted with the Eisenhower portion of the Cold War, but is not meant to be comprehensive.
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