The Resource Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission, Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney

Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission, Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney

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Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission
Title
Three days in January
Title remainder
Dwight Eisenhower's final mission
Statement of responsibility
Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney
Title variation
  • 3 days in January
  • Dwight Eisenhower's final mission
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Explores the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower through the lens of his last three days in office in January 1961, revealing him to be a model of strong yet principled leadership
  • January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. Kennedy, takes power--a final mission by the legendary leader who planned D-Day and guided America through the darkening Cold War. Bret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel, illuminates the underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike's last days in power. Baier casts the period between Eisenhower's now-prophetic farewell address of January 17, 1961, and Kennedy's inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the closing act of one of modern America's greatest leaders--during which Eisenhower urgently sought to prepare both the country and the next president for the challenges ahead. Those three days in January 1961, Baier shows, were the culmination of a lifetime of service that took Ike from rural Kansas to West Point, to the battlefields of World War II, and finally to the Oval Office. When he left the White House, Eisenhower had done more than perhaps any other modern American to set the nation, in his words, "on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment." On January 17, Eisenhower spoke to the nation in one of the most remarkable farewell speeches in U.S. history. Ike looked to the future, warning Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, excessive government budgets (particularly deficit spending), the expansion of the military-industrial complex, and the creeping political power of special interests. Seeking to ready a new generation for power, Eisenhower intensely advised the 43-year-old Kennedy before the inauguration. Baier also reveals how Eisenhower's two terms changed America forever for the better--perhaps even saved the world from destruction--and demonstrates how today Ike offers us the model of principled leadership that polls say is so missing in politics. The Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II, Eisenhower only reluctantly stepped into politics. As President, Ike successfully guided the country out of a dangerous war in Korea, peacefully through the apocalyptic threat of nuclear war with the Soviets, and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history. Five decades later, Baier's book makes clear that Eisenhower, an often forgotten giant of U.S. history, still offers vital lessons for our own time and stands as a lasting example of political leadership at its most effective and honorable.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Baier, Bret
Dewey number
  • 973.921092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.B35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Whitney, Catherine
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  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
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Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission, Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-328) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The setting. The measure of Ike ; Ike in command ; A nonpolitician in the political arena ; Ike's hidden card -- Part two: The speech. Farewell in black and white ; Intimacy and interdependence ; The hostile landscape ; Dust to dust ; The military-industrial complex -- Part three: The final mission. An unknowable successor ; The day before ; The passage ; A spring day at Camp David
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062569035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1544059
  • 1500663
  • (OCoLC)948338993
  • 1231805
  • (OCoLC)ocn948338993
Label
Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission, Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: The setting. The measure of Ike ; Ike in command ; A nonpolitician in the political arena ; Ike's hidden card -- Part two: The speech. Farewell in black and white ; Intimacy and interdependence ; The hostile landscape ; Dust to dust ; The military-industrial complex -- Part three: The final mission. An unknowable successor ; The day before ; The passage ; A spring day at Camp David
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062569035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1544059
  • 1500663
  • (OCoLC)948338993
  • 1231805
  • (OCoLC)ocn948338993

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