Among the best. The writing pulls the reader in.
A little dated in its 1970s attitudes and fascination with Japan's modern economy, but otherwise an extremely engaging and balanced look at an important historical figure.
Recording or voice is recorded too low - sound gets lost if there is any ambient noise.
Was expecting much better. Should have been divided into multiple books, perhaps including "Eisenhower in War with Kay", as author seems to be obsessed the relationship between Ike and Kay. Should have just addressed it once or twice and moved on. Keeps coming back to the issue, sometimes re-examining the same "evidence" but drawing different conclusion.
Author expects reader to be forgetful, repeats himself - forget that Ike liked westerns? No worry, I'll tell you multiple times.
Works too hard to defend almost every action of the Eisenhower, employing inconsistent logic. In a rare criticism, author hangs our modern problems with Iran on Ike's intervention with Iran, yet offers no similar critique of the handling of North Korea.
Finally, the cartoon ahistorical characterization of the Hoover presidency and dismissal of Coolidge presidency diminish the book's credibility.
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