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Author Pach, Chester J
Title A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (595 pages)
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Series Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Ser
Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History Ser
Note Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Eisenhower, Yesterday and Today -- Part I General of the Army -- Chapter 1 Years of Preparation, 1890-1941 -- Introduction -- Childhood, 1890-1911 -- West Point, 1911-1915 -- World War I and Fort Meade after the War, 1915-1922 -- Transformation, 1922-1926 -- Washington and Paris, 1926-1931 -- Working for MacArthur, 1931-1939 -- Preparation for War, 1939-1941 -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 2 Eisenhower in World War II -- Early Years: Memoirs and Journalism -- Zombie Memoirs -- Official Histories and Published Documents -- Stephen E. Ambrose and Eisenhower Revisionism -- Biography -- Group Biography -- Eisenhower in the Biographies of Other World War II Figures -- Combat Operations -- Elements of Power -- War Termination -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 3 Eisenhower and the Onset of the Cold War, 1945-1949 -- The Chance for Peace: Eisenhower as Spectator -- The New Crusade: Eisenhower as Actor -- Future Research: Eisenhower as Military Strategist -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 4 Eisenhower as NATO Commander -- A Brief History of Eisenhower as SACEUR -- The First Generation: Court Histories and Nuclear Dilemmas -- The Age of Eisenhower Revisionism -- A New Voice for Europe: Literature in the 1980s -- After the Cold War: Reassessing NATO, Reaffirming Eisenhower -- New Nuclear Controversies -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Further Reading -- Part II President -- Ike's America -- Chapter 5 The Baby Boom, Youth Culture, and Family Life -- The American Family in the Eisenhower Years -- Early Historical Analyses of the Postwar Family -- National Affluence and the Baby Boom -- Cold War Anxieties and the American Family -- Marriage, Divorce, and the Nuclear Family -- Parenting and Childhood -- Youth Culture
The Baby Boomers Grow Up -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 6 Cities and Suburbs in the Eisenhower Era -- Federal Policy, Decentered Cities, and the  American Dream in Suburbia -- "The Urban Crisis": City Centers in Decline -- Metropolitan Transformation in the American West -- "White Noose -- Black City": Race, Residence, and Inequality -- "The Next Urban History": Counter-Narratives to Urban Crisis -- Counter-Narratives Continued: Environmentalist Responses to Decentered Cities -- Conclusion: Postwar Urbanism Sets the Stage for the 1960s -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 7 American Politics at Mid-Century -- Inter-Party and Intra-Party Competition -- The Voters: Attitudes and Behaviors -- Deadlock or Checks and Balances? The Presidency, Congress, and the Courts -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Leadership and Politics -- Chapter 8 Eisenhower Republicanism -- Introduction -- The "Captive Hero" School and the Administration's Response -- The Early Revisionists -- The "Hidden-Hand" President -- Consensus -- Postrevisionism -- Recent Works -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 9 Leadership and Decision-Making -- Introduction -- The Contemporary Critique -- Eisenhower Revisionism -- The "Hidden-Hand" Thesis -- Organizing the White House -- Republican Party Leader -- Eisenhower and the Mass Media -- Postrevisionist Perspectives -- The National Security State -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Domestic Policy -- Chapter 10 Eisenhower, the Red Scare, and Domestic Anticommunism -- What's in a Name? -- Bureaucratic Anticommunism -- The Depths of the Red Scare -- Further Reading -- Chapter 11 Eisenhower and African American Civil Rights -- The Trouble with Facts -- What Eisenhower Did -- The 1960s Paradigm -- The 1970s: The Negative Narrative Rules
The 1980s: Specialized Studies -- The Ambrose Synthesis -- Rise of the Revisionists -- Nichols concludes his book: -- A New Consensus -- A Dying Myth -- Confirming the New Consensus -- Possibilities for Future Research -- Ike's View -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 12 Managing the Economy -- "Eisenhower Prosperity" -- Eisenhower's Philosophy of Political Economy -- Economic Policymaking in the Eisenhower Administration -- Fiscal Policy and Economic Management -- The Monetary Dimension of Economic Policy -- Stemming the Gold Drain -- Assessing Eisenhower's Economic Management -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 13 Eisenhower and Social Welfare -- Introduction -- Eisenhower's Philosophy of Social Welfare and Economic Security -- Administering Security -- Social Security -- Disability Policy -- Rehabilitation and Welfare Policy -- Health Care and the Public-Private Welfare State -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 14 Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment -- Introduction -- Major Works on Eisenhower -- Major Works on Conservation and the Environment -- Works on the Echo Park Controversy and the Problem of Western Water -- Other Miscellaneous Environmental Works -- References -- Further Reading -- National Security and the Cold War -- Chapter 15 Eisenhower and the Korean War -- Introduction -- Eisenhower and Korea, 1945-1950 -- The Supreme Commander, Presidential Candidate, and Korea -- Going to Korea -- Nuclear Threats, POWs, and Negotiations to End the War -- South Korean Recalcitrance -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 16 Eisenhower's National Security Policies -- Eisenhower's Basic Ideas about National Security -- The New Look -- European, Middle Eastern, and Asian Defenses -- Budgets, Force Levels, and Intelligence -- Assessing the New Look -- Conclusion -- References
Further Reading -- Chapter 17 Eisenhower, Nuclear Weapons, and Arms Control -- Introduction -- Strategy -- The Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons -- International Crises -- The Arms Race -- War Plans and Command and Control -- Civil Defense -- Nuclear Testing, Fallout, and "Peaceful Nuclear Explosions" -- The Peace/Disarmament Movement -- Arms Control and Non‐Proliferation -- Alliances and Nuclear Sharing -- Culture and Rhetoric -- Sputnik, the Missile Gap, and the U-2 Incident -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 18 Eisenhower, the CIA, and Covert Action -- Introduction -- Defensive Covert Action -- Offensive Covert Action -- Preventive Covert Action -- The Middle Eastern Dimension -- Assassination -- Oversight -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 19 Propaganda and Public Diplomacy -- The "P-Factor" -- Propaganda, Culture, and Strategy -- Rollback and Liberation -- Peace and Political Warfare -- Toward a Reassessment -- References -- Further Reading -- America and the World -- Chapter 20 NATO, Western Europe, and the Eisenhower Administration -- NATO -- France and Germany -- Chance for Peace -- Relations with Western Europe in Eisenhower's Second Term -- NATO's Institutional Interests, the Middle Powers, and the Neutrals -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 21 Special or Not So Special? Anglo-American Relations -- Failing to Turn the Clock Back: Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, 1951-1955 -- Rupture: Anthony Eden and Suez -- Restoring Relations: Harold Macmillan and Eisenhower, 1957-1961 -- Continuities: Diplomacy, Defense, and Intelligence -- Verdicts on an Era -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 22 Eisenhower and Latin America -- Introduction -- Guatemala -- Bolivia and Costa Rica -- Foreign Economic Policies -- The Nixon Trip -- The Cuban Revolution -- Response to Revolution
Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 23 Eisenhower, China, and Taiwan -- Reinterpreting Eisenhower -- Pressure, Prestige, and Politics -- The First Offshore Islands Crisis -- The Second Offshore Islands Crisis -- The Allies and US China Policy -- Future Research -- Note -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 24 Eisenhower and the Third World -- Introduction -- The Revisionists and Robert McMahon's Challenge -- The Postrevisionist Assessment -- The Bandung Conference -- Eisenhower and Africa -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 25 Eisenhower, Indochina, and Vietnam -- Eisenhower's Vietnam Policy -- Dien Bien Phu and United Action -- The Geneva Conference -- Supporting Ngo Dinh Diem -- Eisenhower's Legacy in Vietnam -- Note -- References -- Further Reading -- Chapter 26 The Arab-Israeli Dispute and the Middle East -- Sources, Syntheses, and Strategic Overviews -- The Arab-Israeli Conflict -- US-Egyptian Relations -- US Relations with Other Arab States -- US Relations with Israel -- Conclusion -- References -- Further Reading -- Part III Citizen -- Chapter 27 After the Presidency -- Kennedy, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis -- Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, and the Vietnam War -- Republican Party Politics -- Eisenhower's Legacy in the Republican Party and the Death of a President -- References -- Further Reading -- Index -- EULA
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