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The Resource Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy, David A. Nichols

Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy, David A. Nichols

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Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy
Title
Ike and McCarthy
Title remainder
Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy
Statement of responsibility
David A. Nichols
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, David A Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. In a direct challenge to Eisenhower, McCarthy alleged that the US Army was harboring communists and launched an investigation. But the senator had unwittingly signed his own political death warrant. The White House employed surrogates to conduct a clandestine campaign against McCarthy and was not above using information about the private lives of McCarthy’s aides as ammunition." --
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from Amazon
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.921092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E836
  • E836
LC item number
  • .N5295 2017
  • .N5295 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy, David A. Nichols
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic reference notes and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
sky283372787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451686609
Lccn
2016037570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, portraits
Label
Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy, David A. Nichols
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic reference notes and an index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
sky283372787
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451686609
Lccn
2016037570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, portraits

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