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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
January 17, 1961: President Eisenhower delivered a speech three days before President-elect Kennedy's inauguration: three days that were the culmination of a lifetime of service that took Eisenhower from rural Kansas to West Point, to the battlefields of World War II, and finally to the Oval Office. As president, Eisenhower--former Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II--guided the U.S. out of war in Korea, through the threat of nuclear war with Russia, and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history. In his last address to the nation, Eisenhower looked to the future, warning U.S. citizens against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, the expansion of the military-industrial complex, debt-heavy government budgets, and the creeping political power of lobbyists and other special interests. Eisenhower intensely advised president-elect Kennedy in the time between his speech and the other man's inauguration, and continued to offer advice and counsel during Kennedy's time in office. Dwight Eisenhower left the public stage at the end of these three days in January 1961 having done more than perhaps any other modern U.S. citizen to set the nation "on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment." Baier explores how his legacy resonates today, explains how Eisenhower embodied the qualities of political leadership that many in the U.S. are seeking at the present, and illuminates how the man still offers lessons for our own time
Awards note
New York Times Bestseller list.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baier, Bret
Dewey number
973.921092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.B35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Rhetoric
  • Communication in politics
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Communication in politics
  • Oratory
  • Politics and government
  • Rhetoric
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
Label
Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission, Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Finding Ike -- Prologue: The visit -- Part I. The setting. The measure of Ike ; Ike in command ; A non-politician in the political arena ; Ike's hidden card -- Part II. The speech. Farewell in black and white ; Intimacy and interdependence ; The hostile landscape ; Dust to dust ; The military-industrial complex -- Part III. The final mission. An unknowable successor ; The day before ; The passage ; A spring day at Camp David -- The last word : 2017 -- Appendix: Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation
Control code
ocn948338993
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062569035
Lccn
2017033675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)948338993
Label
Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission, Bret Baier ; with Catherine Whitney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Finding Ike -- Prologue: The visit -- Part I. The setting. The measure of Ike ; Ike in command ; A non-politician in the political arena ; Ike's hidden card -- Part II. The speech. Farewell in black and white ; Intimacy and interdependence ; The hostile landscape ; Dust to dust ; The military-industrial complex -- Part III. The final mission. An unknowable successor ; The day before ; The passage ; A spring day at Camp David -- The last word : 2017 -- Appendix: Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation
Control code
ocn948338993
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062569035
Lccn
2017033675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)948338993

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