Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy / David A. Nichols.
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- ISBN: 9781451686623
- ISBN: 1451686625
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
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Part I. 1953: priorities -- The first confrontation -- "Don't join the book burners!" -- "You're in the army now!" -- The secretary and the senator -- The turning point -- Part II. 1954: mobilization -- "Eisenhower's first move" -- "Not fit to wear that uniform" -- Saving Robert Stevens -- Eisenhower in command -- A political D-Day -- Part III. 1954: vindication -- "A war of manuever" -- Countdown -- The Eisenhower-McCarthy hearings -- Protecting the president -- "No sense of decency?" -- Epilogue.
aRevealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy. Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt. In spite of a public perception that Eisenhower was unwilling to challenge McCarthy, Ike believed that directly confronting the senator would diminish the presidency. Therefore, the president operated with a "hidden hand, "refusing even to mention the Senator's name. In--Ike and McCarthy is an eye-opening, newsworthy, and fascinating read.
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