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Harry and Ike : the partnership that remade the postwar world /
Steve Neal.
New York : Scribner, c2001.
368 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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New York : Scribner, c2001.
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"A Lisa Drew book."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2001-07-09:
Chicago Sun-Times journalist Neal (The Eisenhowers: Reluctant Dynasty, etc.) makes quite a reach to document a close relationship that never was. Eisenhower and Truman who agreed on little would concur that their two presidencies played a large role in shaping the postwar world. They would no doubt be astonished, however, to find themselves called partners. Neal makes much of the fact that the two men (who did not meet until 1945) were raised within 150 miles of each other. He also labors to apply the label "partnership" to Eisenhower's service under Truman following WWII, first as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (1945-1948), and later, following a two-year stint as president of Columbia University (1948-1950), as Supreme Allied Commander for NATO/Europe and Commander of U.S. Forces, Europe (1950-1952). As Neal himself recounts, Ike, a national hero courted by both parties, refused Truman's invitation to run for president as a Democrat in '52 and instead went Republican. During his campaign, for the sake of political expediency, he refrained from defending his and Truman's mutual friend, George C. Marshall, from unfounded attacks by Senator Joe McCarthy, which infuriated Truman. After Ike's election, Truman received not a single White House invitation and was never consulted on any issues. The two men met rarely thereafter, and when they did it was usually at funerals: the first of them Marshall's in 1959, the last of them Kennedy's in 1963. There is an interesting study yet to be written about Harry and Ike, but it will not include the word partnership in its subtitle. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Coming Homep. 15
"From the Heart of America"p. 19
Parallel Livesp. 26
Potsdamp. 39
Fortunes of Warp. 47
"What Can I Do to Help?"p. 61
America's Missionp. 75
Common Causep. 85
Jacob's Ladderp. 91
Mutual Respectp. 105
Loopholep. 118
Shadowp. 124
Miraclep. 134
Pentagonp. 145
Trial Heatp. 155
Scoundrel Timep. 166
A Distant Warp. 177
Alliancep. 189
MacArthurp. 204
Holding the Linep. 216
"Between Us"p. 225
Decisionsp. 234
Abilenep. 242
Showtimep. 247
First Breakp. 255
Patriot Gamesp. 263
Days of Angerp. 271
Changing of the Guardp. 281
The Big Chillp. 289
Twilightp. 300
1960p. 309
Bygonesp. 317
Endnotesp. 325
Bibliographyp. 345
Indexp. 355
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