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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
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.