Ike and McCarthy : Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy /

Describes how President Eisenhower used surrogates to orchestrate a secret campaign against the powerful Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy best known for his anti-Communist witch hunt, that ultimately resulted in McCarthy being censured and discredited.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Nichols, David A. (David Allen), 1939- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Edition:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Online Access:Contributor biographical information
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Table of 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 maneuver"
  • Countdown
  • The Eisenhower-McCarthy hearings
  • Protecting the president
  • "No sense of decency?"
  • Epilogue.