The American Presidents Series
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Acclaimed journalist Tom Wicker recounts the life of one of the 20th century’s most popular presidents. Wicker finds much to admire in the man, while offering a balanced assessment of his record in office.
Hardcover Book : 192 pages
Publisher: Book Of The Month Club ( November 05, 2002 )
Item #: 11-581122
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.437inches
Product Weight: 10.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Wicker spills quite a bit ink on Warren and civil rights and then engages in "what if's"--the latter a true historian's no-no. He could have done more research--especially on Ike's and Nixon's disagreements, among other aspects--to fill out this too-spare account. Wicker writes like the beat reporter he was, not the pseudo-historian he'd like to be.
Reviewer: Ed S
have to agree with other review, the authors views, complete disdain for the military came through first and foremost. He wanted to find fault with this President, could not so vented. The superficial skills of a hack came through, contrary to new insights about the subject.a complete waste of time.
Reviewer: Elizabeth M
This book is awful. Mr. Wicker's liberal bias shows on almost every single page. Why did he even bother writing this book? The facts are that President Eisenhower was a 'Near Great' to 'Great' President, especially when you consider the two mediocre and dangerous administrations that followed. If you want a fair analysis of President Eisenhower's time as President, you would be better off looking elsewhere. Also, I guess using the 101st Airborne at Little Rock and the Warren Court meant he was "silent" on civil rights?
Reviewer: Jose F