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By Tom Wicker

An American icon and hero faces a nation-and a world-in transition

A bona-fide American hero on the shut of global warfare II, common Dwight Eisenhower rode a big wave of recognition into the Oval workplace seven years later. although we may possibly view the Eisenhower years via a hazy lens of Nineteen Fifties nostalgia, historians give some thought to his presidency one of many least profitable. At domestic there has been civil rights unrest, McCarthyism, and a deteriorating economic system; across the world, the chilly warfare was once deepening. yet regardless of his tendency towards "brinksmanship," Ike might later be respected for "keeping the peace." nonetheless, his activities and rules on the onset of his occupation, coated via Tom Wicker, might hang-out americans of destiny generations.

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