• Title: Harry and Ike: The Partnership That Remade the Postwar World
  • Author: Steve Neal
  • ISBN: 9780743223744
  • Page: 317
  • Format: Paperback
  • Harry and Ike The Partnership That Remade the Postwar World Between and Harry S Truman and Dwight D Eisenhower worked closely than any other two American presidents of the twentieth century they were partners in changing America s role in the world
    Between 1945 and 1952, Harry S Truman and Dwight D Eisenhower worked closely than any other two American presidents of the twentieth century they were partners in changing America s role in the world and in responding to the challenge of a Soviet Europe And yet, these men of character, intelligence, and principle will likely be remembered for the decade long epicBetween 1945 and 1952, Harry S Truman and Dwight D Eisenhower worked closely than any other two American presidents of the twentieth century they were partners in changing America s role in the world and in responding to the challenge of a Soviet Europe And yet, these men of character, intelligence, and principle will likely be remembered for the decade long epic feud that nearly ended their friendship In the first biography to examine in depth their political collaboration, bitter rupture, and eventual reconciliation, Steve Neal, political columnist for the Chicago Sun Times, provides a fresh perspective on these two remarkable leaders, and on the American presidency itself.

    One Reply to “Harry and Ike: The Partnership That Remade the Postwar World”

    1. Study of the deteriorating relationship between Presidents Truman and Eisenhower, and how there was somewhat of a reconciliation after Kennedy was assassinated.

    2. I am a bigger fan of Truman than Ike. Sensing from this author - he may also be a bigger fan of Truman than Ike. This book was not an easy book for me to get through, took a minute or two.Harry and Ike had very similar backgrounds growing up, they grew up 150 miles from each other both in middle class families hovering dangerously close to poverty. These two men had more in common with one another than the 7 other men who preceded them in the White House. The biggest achievement these two men di [...]

    3. The political intrigue reflected in Steve Neal's book "Harry and Ike" is indicative of what you would expect from a political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a former White House correspondent. There is a wealth of information of who said what when and the reaction to comments by both Truman and Eisenhower especially during the presidential campaign of 1952. Perhaps the most interesting part of the book comes first rather than last when we see the two men working closely together during [...]

    4. The best part of this book was reading correspondence between Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower, because their personalities came through in their letters, especially Truman's. Overall, though, I came away wondering why this was a book. I don't feel the author effectively made his case that the partnership between these two individuals was the key to remaking the post-WWII world. They had great influence, definitely, but it seems the contributions of others were downplayed in order to focus on [...]

    5. The book was well written and captured my attention all the way through. The author did a great job balancing the subject matter by not writing more about one than the other.

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