By Irwin F. Gellman
“Irwin Gellman has emerged from years within the documents to inform the attention-grabbing tale of President Dwight Eisenhower and his dating along with his vice chairman, Richard Nixon. Gellman dispels the fog that has lengthy enveloped this topic and casts new mild on a severe chilly battle presidency. Masterfully written, The President and the Apprentice is a must-read for a person who, like me, loves sturdy political history.”—Allen Matusow, writer of The Unraveling of America
More than part a century after Eisenhower left workplace, the background of his presidency is so clouded through fantasy, partisanship, and outright fraud that almost all humans have little realizing of the way Ike’s management labored or what it entire. We know—or imagine we know—that Eisenhower distrusted his vp, Richard Nixon, and stored him at arm’s size; that he did little to improve civil rights; that he sat via as Joseph McCarthy’s reckless anticommunist crusade threatened to damage his management; and that he deliberate the disastrous 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. None of this is often true.
The President and the Apprentice unearths a special Eisenhower, and a distinct Nixon. Ike relied on and trusted Nixon, sending him on many delicate in another country missions. Eisenhower, no longer Truman, accomplished the desegregation of the army. Eisenhower and Nixon, now not Lyndon Johnson, driven the Civil Rights Act of 1957 in the course of the Senate. Eisenhower was resolute to carry down McCarthy and did so. Nixon by no means, opposite to contemporary bills, observed a psychotherapist, yet whereas Ike was once convalescing from his center assault in 1955, Nixon was once overworked, overanxious, overmedicated, and on the limits of his skill to function.
Based on 20 years of analysis in several files, many formerly untouched, this publication bargains a clean and astounding account of the Eisenhower presidency.
“Irwin Gellman’s wonderful study and believable reconstruction of the Eisenhower-Nixon dating could revolutionize the which means of historic revisionism. The President and the Apprentice is an unsettling travel de force.”—David Levering Lewis, writer of King: A Biography and W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography