Harry and Ike: The Partnership That Remade the Postwar World

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 27, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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Between 1945 and 1952, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower worked more closely than any other two American presidents of the twentieth century; they were partners in changing America's role in the world and in responding to the challenge of a Soviet Europe. And yet, these men of character, intelligence, and principle will likely be remembered for the decade-long epic feud that nearly ended their friendship.

In the first biography to examine in depth their political collaboration, bitter rupture, and eventual reconciliation, Steve Neal, political columnist for the "Chicago Sun-Times," provides a fresh perspective on these two remarkable leaders, and on the American presidency itself.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
11
Coming Home
15
From the Heart of America
19
Parallel Lives
26
Potsdam
39
Fortunes of War
47
What Can I Do to Help?
61
Americas Mission
75
Scoundrel Time
166
A Distant War
177
Alliance
189
MacArthur
204
Holding the Line
216
Between Us
225
Decisions
234
Abilene
242

Common Cause
85
Jacobs Ladder
91
Mutual Respect
105
Loophole
118
Shadow
124
Miracle
134
Pentagon
145
Trial Heat
155
Showtime
247
First Break
255
Days of Anger
271
The Big Chill
289
Bygones
317
Bibliography
345
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Steve Neal is the author of several books, including Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie, cited by American Heritage as a notable book, and a "critic's choice" of The Wall Street Journal. A former White House correspondent, Neal has been described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as "a consummate American political historian.

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