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Ike and McCarthy

David A. Nichols

Ike and McCarthy

Dwight Eisenhower"s secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy

by David A. Nichols

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Cold War,
  • Anti-communist movements,
  • Presidents,
  • Influence,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDavid A. Nichols
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE836 .N5295 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages385
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27232258M
    ISBN 101451686609
    ISBN 109781451686609
    LC Control Number2016037570
    OCLC/WorldCa952647590

      David Nichols talked about his book Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy, in which he recalls the .   Ike and McCarthy is an eye-opening, newsworthy, and fascinating read. Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.

      Ike and McCarthy, by David A. Nichols I am among those who consider Eisenhower an underrated president. In the White House, he put to good use .   Sam Tanenhaus in The Atlantic wrote, “Ike and McCarthy is a well-researched and sturdily written account of what may be the most important such conflict in modern history: the two years, and , when Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first Republican president elected since Herbert Hoover, found himself under assault from the demagogic senator.

    There is probably no better example of Ike's hidden hand than his behind-the-scenes role in blunting Joseph R. McCarthy's anticommunist rampage. It was once thought that Eisenhower lacked the courage to take on the red-baiting Wisconsin senator. The book relates that Eisenhower was concerned about McCarthy’s potential influence on government human resources policies. However, and this is the new news in the book, he never came right out.


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About The Book The full, little-known story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy is “a gripping, detailed account of how the executive branch subtly but decisively defeated one of America’s most dangerous demagogues” (The Washington Post).Released on: Ma Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt.4/5. David A. Nichols’s Ike and McCarthy is a riveting reexamination of the Red Scare of the s.

Eisenhower emerges in these pages as brave and heroic. Eisenhower emerges in these pages as brave and : Simon & Schuster.

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy. Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt.

Ike and McCarthy book 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. Ike and McCarthy shows how hard it was, and how long it took, for a president to rein in a single senator.

It remains for the reader to discern in this book a rough, inverted image of our own time, with the polarity reversed between the White House and the /5(47). Ike and McCarthy Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy IKE & McCarthy is the first book to rigorously document, using declassified and ignored sources, Dwight Eisenhower’s secret campaign to destroy Joseph McCarthy’s political influence.

Ike and McCarthy shows how hard it was, and how long it took, for a president to rein in a single senator. It remains for the reader to discern in this book a rough, inverted image of our own time, with the polarity reversed between the White House and the Congress."--Thomas Mallon "The Wall Street Journal "Reviews:   “Ike and McCarthy” is Nichols’ third book seeking to reassess — and upgrade — history’s appreciation of Eisenhower’s political and leadership savvy.

Buy this book Joseph McCarthy (–) was an undistinguished Wisconsin senator who rocketed to fame in with spectacular claims of government infiltration by communists.

When Eisenhower. The full, little-known story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy is “a gripping, detailed account of how the executive branch subtly but decisively defeated one of America’s most dangerous demagogues” (The Washington Post).1/5(1).

Ike and McCarthy shows how hard it was, and how long it took, for a president to rein in a single senator. It remains for the reader to discern in this book a rough, inverted image of our own time, with the polarity reversed between the White House and the Congress.” — Thomas Mallon “Dwight Eisenhower was a remarkable president.

The Army-McCarthy hearings would lead to the public exposure of McCarthy’s shameful witch hunts and to his fall from grace. The truth would be hidden for many years, but justice would ultimately be served.

Ike and McCarthy is an unveiling of a secret history of our country. The characters are well known, but the behind-the-scenes machinations. New insight into Dwight Eisenhower’s silent methods of facing down enemies, particularly Joseph McCarthy.

Eisenhower expert Nichols (Eisenhower The President’s Year of Crisis—Suez and the Brink of War,etc.) clearly explains his strategic deceptions and ability to. "Ike and McCarthy" is Nichols' third book seeking to reassess — and upgrade — history's appreciation of Eisenhower's political and leadership savvy in an area where some have thought Ike.

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt.

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Nichols’s book argues that Eisenhower leveraged the Army-McCarthy hearings as a way to ensure that the American people could see the tactics that. Ike thought that McCarthy's accusations were dangerously irresponsible, but in he had other priorities, including ending the Korean War.

Commentators and pundits blasted Eisenhower for not confronting McCarthy, but the president believed that challenging McCarthy directly would only enhance the senator's reputation. a book, “Who Killed Joe McCarthy?”—a title worthy of an Agatha Christie whodunit.

hat question has reverberated for six decades. The Army-McCarthy Hearings on Army Counselor John G. Adams is in the witness chair, extreme right.

Roy Cohn, Senator McCarthy, and Francis Carr are at the far end of the table (left to right).Missing: Ike and McCarthy.Ike and McCarthy Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy (Book): Nichols, David A.: 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.David A.

Nichols’s Ike and McCarthy is a well-researched and sturdily written account of what may be the most important such conflict in modern history: the two years, andwhen Dwight.