Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

By: Baier, Bret

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pp 368 hardback with paper dust jacket both in very good condition; paper jacket has small amount of outer corner wear; clean pages; black board with red title on spine // Bret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, illuminates the extraordinary yet underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike's last days in power. In Three Days in January, Bret Baier masterfully casts the period between Eisenhower's now-prophetic farewell address on the evening of January 17, 1961, and Kennedy's inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the closing act of one of modern America's greatest leaders-during which Eisenhower urgently sought to prepare both the country and the next president for the challenges ahead. Those three days in January 1961, Baier shows, were the culmination of a lifetime of service that took Ike from rural Kansas to West Point, to the battlefields of World War II, and finally to the Oval Office. When he left the White House, Dwight Eisenhower had done more than perhaps any other modern American to set the nation, in his words, "on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment." On January 17, Eisenhower spoke to the nation in one of the most remarkable farewell speeches in U.S. history. Ike looked to the future, warning Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, excessive government budgets (particularly deficit spending), the expansion of the military-industrial complex, and the creeping political power of special interests. Seeking to ready a new generation for power, Eisenhower intensely advised the forty-three-year-old Kennedy before the inauguration. Baier also reveals how Eisenhower's two terms changed America forever for the better, and demonstrates how today Ike offers us the model of principled leadership that polls say is so missing in politics.

Title: Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission

Author Name: Baier, Bret

Categories: History, Military,

Edition: 4th

Publisher: US, William Morrow: 2017

ISBN Number: 0062569031

ISBN Number 13: 9780062569035

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches

Weight: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB467

Keywords: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969--Oratory, Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--History--20th century, Communication in politics--United States--History--20th century, United States--Politics and government--1953-1961