- Hardcover: 740 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday & Company; First Edition edition (1965)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000BPUM5C
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Waging Peace: the White House Years A Personal account 1956-1961 Hardcover – 1965
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Both of these books are well organized and skillfully written.
"Waging Peace" begins with the reelection campaign of 1956, and it begins with a bang. Ike did not enjoy the luxury of being able to give his undivided attention to the campaign. In the three weeks leading up to Election Day, the Suez crisis erupted, rioting broke out in Poland and Russian tanks suppressed an independent spirit in Hungary. Suez was particularly trying as it put the U.S. into conflict with its traditional British and French allies. Hungary presented a still debated challenge to America's commitment to the Captive Nations. Any of these would be taxing enough, but in conjunction, they presented perhaps the most difficult combination of peace time events to confront an American president.
As the second term began, Eisenhower engaged in a series of summit meetings, including ones with Nehru of India, Bourgiba of Tunisia and King Saud of Saudi Arabia. The changing of the guard in Great Britain from Anthony Eden to Harold Macmillan necessitated a meeting, even though they had been colleagues going back to World War II.
In 1957 the dispute over integration of Central High School in Little Rock directed attention toward domestic issues. Eisenhower explains the issues of state versus federal jurisdiction and his behind the scenes attempt to influence Gov.Read more ›