Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by WorldAffairs

"If you give me a week, I might think of one." 

- President Eisenhower's response to a reporter's question when asked to give an example of a major idea of Vice President Nixon's that his administration adopted.

What was the true nature of the relationship between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon?  Jeffrey Frank's new book, Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage,  explores their tangled, complex relationship through the White House years and beyond.

In addition, the nature of the Repubican Party in the 1950s and 1960s is explored as well as the impact each of these men individually had on their Party.

Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon

 

Tagged: Eisenhower Dwight D., Nixon Richard M., presidents, World Affairs: Past and Present, Dwight D. Eisenhower, presidents, Republican Party, Richard M. Nixon

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