Eisenhower is the president who established America as a superpower. He had already launched his reputation as the leading US military figure in the Second World War and then as supreme commander of the land forces of the newly created NATO. This book looks at how Eisenhower held power in the political field, and to what extent his political career was a success. This text is ideal for undergraduate courses in 20th Century American History and American Studies.
Peter G. Boyle is senior Lecturer in US History at the University of Nottingham, where he has taught since 1967. He is editor of the Churchill-Eisenhower Correspondence, 1953-55 and America Soviet Relations, 1917-1991: From the Russian REvolution to the Fall of Communism.