The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower

The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower

XVIII, The Presidency, Keeping the Peace

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Johns Hopkins University Press

Completing a monumental project that began with publication of The War Years in 1970, this final set of volumes ofThe Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower contains 1,783 documents drawn from Eisenhower's second term as president from 20 January 1957 to 20 January 1961. In these years Eisenhower worked hard to hold the focus of American national politics on the two major objectives he had set for his presidency in 1952: to sustain the policy of containment without precipitating a war with the Soviet Union and to reduce the role of the federal government in U.S. domestic affairs. In both cases, events at home and abroad intruded—diverting attention to immediate problems, endangering the peace, and forcing the White House to devote most of its leadership to the crises of the day.

As president during this tense period, Eisenhower maintained an extensive and revealing correspondence with prominent individuals as well as with personal friends. These letters, together with the occasional entries made in his diary, shed considerable light upon the major national concerns of the 1950s. The volumes also include private and secret correspondence previously unavailable to scholars. Some of these items have been only recently declassified, and many appear here in print for the first time. Taken as a whole, the Eisenhower papers from 1957-61 provide firm documentary evidence of the manner in which Eisenhower dealt with the complex internal and external problems faced by all of our modern political leaders.



Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, ©2001
ISBN: 9780801873577
0801873576
0801866383
Characteristics: 1 online resource (699 pages) : illustrations, maps

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