The White House Years
Newton. America's thirty-fourth president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief, but newly discovered and declassified documents make for a surprising and revealing portrait of the president we thought we knew. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it. He ground down Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism until both became, as he said, "McCarthywasm." He stimulated the economy to lift it from recession, built an interstate highway system, and turned an $8 billion deficit in 1953 into a $500 million surplus in 1960. He was, in short, shrewd, a meticulous manager, and a champion of peace. 464 pages, B&W photographs, 6½"x 9½", hardcover.