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Eisenhower S Sputnik Moment

Pub Date : 2013-02-15 | Author : Yanek Mieczkowski | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801467929
ISBN 13 : 0801467926

In a critical Cold War moment, Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency suddenly changed when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first satellite. What Ike called "a small ball..


Eyeing The Red Storm

Pub Date : 2016-04-01 | Author : Robert M. Dienesch | Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 9780803286757
ISBN 13 : 0803286759

In 1954 the U.S. Air Force launched an ambitious program known as WS-117L to develop the world's first reconnaissance satellite. The goal was to take photographic images from space..


Ike S Bluff

Pub Date : 2012-09-25 | Author : Evan Thomas | Publisher : Little, Brown

ISBN 10 : 9780316217279
ISBN 13 : 0316217271

Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to..


Unwarranted Influence

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : James Ledbetter | Publisher : Yale University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780300168822
ISBN 13 : 0300168829

In Dwight D. Eisenhower's last speech as president, on January 17, 1961, he warned America about the "military-industrial complex," a mutual dependency between the nation's industr..


Gerald Ford And The Challenges Of The 1970s

Pub Date : 2005-04-22 | Author : Yanek Mieczkowski | Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN 10 : 0813123496
ISBN 13 : 9780813123493

"In the author's reassessment of this underrated president, Ford emerges as a skilled executive, an effective diplomat, and a leader with a clear vision for America's future. Worki..


Eisenhower

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Jean Edward Smith | Publisher : Random House Incorporated

ISBN 10 : 9781400066933
ISBN 13 : 140006693X

In his magisterial bestseller "FDR," Smith provided a fresh, modern look at one of the most indelible figures in American history. Now this peerless biographer returns with a new l..


American Reformers 1870 1920

Pub Date : 2006-01-01 | Author : Steven L. Piott | Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN 10 : 0742527638
ISBN 13 : 9780742527638

In this new engaging work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers of the Gilded Age, Populist, and Progre..