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President and the Apprentice

Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961
by Irwin F. Gellman
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback
Pages: 791 pp.
Size: 9.25 x 6.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300181050
TB Code: 1705189
Availability: 23 in stock

The President and the Apprentice reveals a different Eisenhower, and a different Nixon. Ike trusted and relied on Nixon, sending him on many sensitive overseas missions. Eisenhower, not Truman, completed the desegregation of the military. Eisenhower and Nixon, not Lyndon Johnson, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 through the Senate. Eisenhower was determined to bring down McCarthy and did so. Nixon never, contrary to recent accounts, saw a psychotherapist, but while Ike was recovering from his heart attack in 1955, Nixon was overworked, overanxious, overmedicated, and at the limits of his ability to function