The President and the Apprentice : Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961 EPUB
The President and the Apprentice reveals a different Eisenhower, and a different Nixon. Ike trusted and relied on Nixon, sending him on many sensitive overseas missions. Eisenhower, not Truman, desegregated the military. Eisenhower and Nixon, not Lyndon Johnson, pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 through the Senate. Eisenhower was determined to bring down McCarthy and did so. Nixon never, contrary to recent accounts, saw a psychotherapist, but while Ike was recovering from his heart attack in 1955, Nixon was overworked, overanxious, overmedicated, and at the limits of his ability to function.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 816 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 28/07/2015
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9780300182255