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  • Eisenhower

  • The White House Years
  • By: Jim Newton
  • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
  • Length: 19 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

If you think of our 34th president as little more than the babysitter-in-chief during the prosperous fifties, think again. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed an atomic bomb and was the first American president not to use it. He ground down Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism until both became, as he said, "McCarthywasm".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A simpler time?

  • By Ray on 11-12-11

Historically in-depth with a nice flow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-12

The book dives into interesting details of Eisenhowers and attempts to give you a glimpse into his thought process. I enjoyed book and felt like I knew more about the man after reading it.

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