MANDATE FOR CHANGE |
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The White House Years
Hardback book with Dust Jacket by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Over 640 pages
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Copyright 1963 by Dwight D. Eisenhower
A Personal Account
" The story of his first administration, told by the 34th President of the United States, here
Dwight D. Eisenhower, one of the major figures of the twentieth century, writes an account of
the events, as he saw them, leading up to a sweeping mandate, and then pursues the theme of
change in the years 1953-1956. "
" " This book is a great national service.
Multitudes of Americans, irrespective of party, will count it a rare piece of good fortune that
General Eisenhower, so soon after leaving the Presidency, should render such a candid and
engaging account of his stewardship. " "
" " Writing with as much frankness as he put into his military memoirs, and more flexibility and
vividness, Eisenhower adds new dimensions to our outstanding of his work and personality.
He does more than tell the story of his crowded White House years, with many revelations of
fact- he paints a portrait of himself which is genial honesty and completeness is unmatched in
To many it will reveal a new Eisenhower, more philosophical, decisive, and courageous than the
President [presented] through the press, public papers, and recollections written by
associates. " "
" " The whole range of governmental problems, and of Administration successes, partial
victories, and failures 1953-1956, is treated here.
Yet the warmth and intimacy of the writing give its detail fascination.
Good stories, wry, humorous, or dramatic, constantly spill out of the pages.
Eisenhower tells not only what decisions he took, but what he thought in taking them and what
he learned ...
Material quoted ranges from conversations with Khrushchev and Churchill to the uninhibited
cables [from] Dulles; from talks with Robert Taft to extracts from the diary the
President intermittently kept. " "
In this ONE book, the author calls the main chapters "Books" " BOOK ONE
I. Prelude to Politics
III. Campaign - Trains and Planes
IV. A Changed World, Formation of a Cabinet, a Mission to Korea
V. New Duties, New Faces
VI. Trouble in NATO, Suez, Iran, Indochina
VII. Korea: The End of Bloodshed
VIII. The Platform: Promises to Keep
IX. Some Early Decisions
X. With Churchill and Laniel in Bermuda - Atoms for Peace
XI. Life in the White House - Tricycles in the Corridor
XII. The Executive and the Congress
XIII. Problems of Internal Security
XIV. Chaos in Indochina
XV. Power - Electrical and Political
XVI. Three Hurdles Cleared: Western Europe, Trieste, Guatemala
XVII. Off-Year Election, 1954
XVIII. A New Look at America's Defenses
XIX. Formosa Doctrine
XX. Laws for a Changing America
XXI. Meeting at Geneva
XXII. Heart Attack
XXIII. Election-Year Politics
XXIV. Second Beginning
The book is in good condition with minor yellowing to the edges of the
pages due to aging.
The dust jacket has some wear and tear to the edges and is also
yellowed due to aging and has a folded crease on the inside flap.
No torn or ripped pages but the front cover is starting to tear
along the inside edge where it is attached to the binding.
No markings or writing.