The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

An original and penetrating assessment of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, showing Ike?s enormous influence on modern America, the Cold War, and on the presidency itself. In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. H An original and penetrating assessment of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, showing Ike?s enormous influence on mod...

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Title:The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s
Author:William I. Hitchcock
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Genres:History
ISBN:1439175667
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:672 pages pages

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s Reviews

  • Brian
    May 13, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

    Don't let the title fool you--this is a biography of an 8-year presidential administration (or two administrations, if you want to get technical). Bigger looks at what the "age of Eisenhower" entailed are few and far between. Hitchcock's look at Ike is balanced. He is harsher on Eisenh...

    I think the author wrote an engrossing book with just the right pace and degree of detail. Now that I've read this very good book, I'm not sure that I wouldn't have been happier by not reading it. I had held Eisenhower in high esteem because of his superior accomplishments and cond...

    This is a fascinating book. Eisenhower, a WW2 warrior who knew the horrific consequences of war resisted efforts to draw America into any global conflicts but at the same time, he presided over the development of the CIA and its subsequent insidious interventions around the World. He w...

    The triumph and tragedy of Eisenhower Ike was a natural leader with charisma, experience, diligence, discipline and good character. He led the Cold War creation of the military industrial complex while managing to avoid any hot war breaking out. He pursued a centrist path rather tha...

    William Hitchcock has taken an amazing and complex man in Dwight Eisenhower and written a dull and drab book on him. Basically he writes from the angle of Ike being a hero of his. That's fine but he sells the man short by not examining the mistakes Eisenhower made in office. His move...

    I was amazed at everything I did not know about Eisenhower and his administration from 1953 through 1960. At times I felt the author Hitchcock was less than impartial, since occasionally I felt he was justifying his decision to lead a charge of historians in re-examining Eisenhower as ...

  • Verona
    Aug 19, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

  • Brent
    Dec 03, 2017

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

  • Gene Grant
    Sep 14, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

    Don't let the title fool you--this is a biography of an 8-year presidential administration (or two administrations, if you want to get technical). Bigger looks at what the "age of Eisenhower" entailed are few and far between. Hitchcock's look at Ike is balanced. He is harsher on Eisenh...

    I think the author wrote an engrossing book with just the right pace and degree of detail. Now that I've read this very good book, I'm not sure that I wouldn't have been happier by not reading it. I had held Eisenhower in high esteem because of his superior accomplishments and cond...

    This is a fascinating book. Eisenhower, a WW2 warrior who knew the horrific consequences of war resisted efforts to draw America into any global conflicts but at the same time, he presided over the development of the CIA and its subsequent insidious interventions around the World. He w...

    The triumph and tragedy of Eisenhower Ike was a natural leader with charisma, experience, diligence, discipline and good character. He led the Cold War creation of the military industrial complex while managing to avoid any hot war breaking out. He pursued a centrist path rather tha...

  • Cynthia
    Mar 19, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

  • Michael Griswold
    Sep 26, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

  • Brian Eshleman
    Jul 06, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

  • Jim Cullison
    Jul 23, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

  • Ted Hunt
    Sep 19, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

  • Casey Wheeler
    Mar 17, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

  • Chris Jaffe
    Jun 13, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

  • Snidely
    Jul 08, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

    Don't let the title fool you--this is a biography of an 8-year presidential administration (or two administrations, if you want to get technical). Bigger looks at what the "age of Eisenhower" entailed are few and far between. Hitchcock's look at Ike is balanced. He is harsher on Eisenh...

    I think the author wrote an engrossing book with just the right pace and degree of detail. Now that I've read this very good book, I'm not sure that I wouldn't have been happier by not reading it. I had held Eisenhower in high esteem because of his superior accomplishments and cond...

  • Rick
    May 26, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

    Don't let the title fool you--this is a biography of an 8-year presidential administration (or two administrations, if you want to get technical). Bigger looks at what the "age of Eisenhower" entailed are few and far between. Hitchcock's look at Ike is balanced. He is harsher on Eisenh...

    I think the author wrote an engrossing book with just the right pace and degree of detail. Now that I've read this very good book, I'm not sure that I wouldn't have been happier by not reading it. I had held Eisenhower in high esteem because of his superior accomplishments and cond...

    This is a fascinating book. Eisenhower, a WW2 warrior who knew the horrific consequences of war resisted efforts to draw America into any global conflicts but at the same time, he presided over the development of the CIA and its subsequent insidious interventions around the World. He w...

    The triumph and tragedy of Eisenhower Ike was a natural leader with charisma, experience, diligence, discipline and good character. He led the Cold War creation of the military industrial complex while managing to avoid any hot war breaking out. He pursued a centrist path rather tha...

    William Hitchcock has taken an amazing and complex man in Dwight Eisenhower and written a dull and drab book on him. Basically he writes from the angle of Ike being a hero of his. That's fine but he sells the man short by not examining the mistakes Eisenhower made in office. His move...

  • Bill Powers
    Apr 20, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

  • Kirsten Cutler
    Apr 29, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

    Don't let the title fool you--this is a biography of an 8-year presidential administration (or two administrations, if you want to get technical). Bigger looks at what the "age of Eisenhower" entailed are few and far between. Hitchcock's look at Ike is balanced. He is harsher on Eisenh...

    I think the author wrote an engrossing book with just the right pace and degree of detail. Now that I've read this very good book, I'm not sure that I wouldn't have been happier by not reading it. I had held Eisenhower in high esteem because of his superior accomplishments and cond...

    This is a fascinating book. Eisenhower, a WW2 warrior who knew the horrific consequences of war resisted efforts to draw America into any global conflicts but at the same time, he presided over the development of the CIA and its subsequent insidious interventions around the World. He w...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Apr 28, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

  • Don Scaggs
    Sep 07, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

  • John Yingling
    May 03, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

  • Jean
    Aug 11, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

  • Nooilforpacifists
    Jun 17, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

  • E
    Jun 04, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

    This .... isn't bad. It's solid. That's what it is. It's a nice, solid telling of the Eisenhower administration. Solid -- that's a good thing to be. It's nothing more than solid, though. If you've already read about the Eisenhower administration (which I had), you don't get a huge a...

    This is a very well written and informative overview of the Eisenhower administration, one that presents a lot of details that were new to me about his policies and the handling of the crises with which he was confronted. The author does not hesitate to explore the controversial and un...

    For the longest time if one was asked to describe the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, they may have offered something that sounded much like the movie Pleasantville. A country full of happy content people going about their day to day lives with virtually no knowledge or perception of ...

    Don't let the title fool you--this is a biography of an 8-year presidential administration (or two administrations, if you want to get technical). Bigger looks at what the "age of Eisenhower" entailed are few and far between. Hitchcock's look at Ike is balanced. He is harsher on Eisenh...

  • Melissa Dee
    Mar 21, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

  • Mitchell Kaufman
    Apr 04, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

  • Jeff Francis
    May 12, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

  • Joseph J.
    May 02, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

    A decade of research has produced THE account of the Eisenhower Presidency. Perhaps after our longest war(s) in history Ike's reputation has soared-now ranked as our fifth greatest President. This book would justify that rank. Unlike other micro-history bestsellers which delve into a q...

  • Cheyne
    May 28, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

  • Scott  Hitchcock
    Jul 09, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

  • TMcB
    May 29, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...

    It?s arguable that no recent-history president is more inextricably linked to the decade in which he served than Dwight ?Ike? Eisenhower and the 1950s. Fitting, then, that with ?The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,? William Hitchcock takes the approach t...

    The prism of time provides the best view on both history, in general, and presidential leadership, in particular. Time has been kind to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who served from 1953 to 1961. In the two decades following his presidency, his was deemed mediocre and lethargic?.ran...

  • ALLEN
    Mar 24, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

  • Porter Broyles
    Aug 18, 2018

    In my opinion this biography is the right thing at the right time, and a joy to read. Unlike other popular biographies, William I. Hitchcock's The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s does not linger on Ike's upbringing and military service: indeed, a mere 46 pages of ...

    This book covers the time frame from 1953 to 1961 when Eisenhower was president. Hitchcock does a brief overview of DDE?s early life and military career. I found it helpful when the author provided a review of the various biographies of Eisenhower as well as the most common negative ...

    Ike's presidency and the 1950s is the story of the dog that didn't bark. I have a quote from a friend and colleague who once said: "If you do a good job, no one will think you did anything at all." That is the story of the fifties. If baby boomers remember it with nostalgia it is be...

    An able, though unspectacular, biogeography, William Hitchcock touches lightly over most every significant event in President, not General, Eisenhower?s life. Oh, there?s a chapter devoted to his Kansas origins, his meteoric WWII ascent?which mostly serves to illustrate how Ike b...

    3.5*'s A very well done piece on Ike's presidency. It's hard these days to imagine a liberal Republican but Ike would have qualified. It's also a shocking reminder that in that time period they were considering nukes as just another bomb. Eisenhower was definitely a complicated indi...

    Mostly Eisenhower rather than ?age of.? Has the feel of a breezy biography in spite of its length. ...

    Hitchcock?s biography of Eisenhower is a good blend of Eisenhower?s political and personal life, his military and his public careers though the personal takes a back seat. As is required for such a story Hitchcock?s style is fact driven which comes across as less intimate though ...

    I really like this balanced, well-researched new biography of the Eisenhower presidency. Coverage of diplomacy and politics is top-notch. Coverage of civil rights is rich, and, like Eisenhower's own view, could be richer. But the use of archival resources is deep, especially pertaining...

    Well written narrative of Eisenwhower?s presidential years with many of the different issues he confronted, including the numerous covert operations undertaken by his administration. Not a traditional biography as it covers very little of pre or post presidency or family life. ...

    ?Those who cannot remember the past are commended to read about it.? (Don Scaggs, 2018) In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents. After reading this book, I understand why. He ended the Korean war. Avoided involv...

    From the first sentences of this masterful and definitive biography of our 34th president, author William Hitchcock presents the reader with a new image of Ike. Hitchcock's Eisenhower is not the blandly affable Bing Crosby stunt double who ambled into the Oval Office with a nine iron a...

    I received a free Kindle copy of The Age of Eisenhower by William Hitchcock courtesy of Net Galley  and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...

    Hitchcock carefully unwraps the history of the Eisenhower administration, with a balanced attention to both its strengths and its failures. I was left agreeing with Nixon?s conclusion, that Eisenhower ?was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized.? I was also...

    What a thoroughly interesting and enlightening book. I love a good story, I love history, especially American history, and I love finding out more about a period of history and/or a person from history that I thought I already knew a lot about. Mr. Hitchcock does an outstanding job of ...

    What a book! It was long and full of details. I believe it was 20 plus hours of listening. It took us a lot of trips to dialysis to finish this one. I love Eisenhower! I was born on his birthday, October 14th, a number of years after him. So I have always identified with him, and was ...

    I've always considered Eisenhower to be underrated as President of the United States. Hitchcock's very thorough and detailed assessment of Eisenhower as politician, President and leader of the free world supports that view. Through the prism of time, Ike stands out as the right man at ...

    Just an excellent biography of David Dwight Eisenhower and his underappreciated role in American history, warts and all. This isn't a perfect president, it isn't a partisan president, but it is about a very effective and underrated president. ...

    I grew up in as a military brat, so my perspective of Ike was very positive. He was one of the great military geniuses of American History, a president who stood up to Russia, and a staunch supporter of the military. Thirty years later my point of view has shifted some. The things t...