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The seeds of ideas for future bestsellers often come from unusual places, in this case, from Augusta National Golf Club. Bret Baier, chief political anchor of Fox News, was the featured guest Thursday on AtlanticLIVE, the Atlantic magazine’s series of interviews with...
During the 1952 campaign, Dwight Eisenhower boldly announced that if he won the presidency, “I shall go to Korea.” He believed he could broker peace in the Korean conflict, which had reached a stalemate under Harry Truman. About two months before he took office, Ike flew to Korea on a visit that would set the stage for the end of the Korean War six months into his presidency.
President Truman was outraged that a president-elect would step into foreign policy in such a direct way. It was an audacious break with protocol. But the public was behind Ike, and, more important, the North Koreans and their Chinese allies took him seriously. In their eyes, he was not the inexperienced president-elect but the revered general who meant business. He had credibility with them that Truman lacked. When I was researching and writing my new book, Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission, I was intrigued by this story. I thought it demonstrated how a nonpolitician could shake things up.
Three Days In January
The idea came to him during a stay at Augusta National Golf Club. Here was Bret Baier, Fox News chief political anchor, staying in the Eisenhower cabin, and he realized he really didn’t know enough about the 34th president.
Kicking off the 2017 Speaker Series spring lineup, Baier sat down with Host Marc Bernier for an hour-long conversation on his career, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s legacy and what to expect from the incoming presidential administration. Prior to his conversation in front of...
On January 19, 1953, the day before he was to deliver his first inaugural address, Dwight Eisenhower was troubled. He felt deeply that he wanted to send a special message from the heart to the American people that would be uplifting and meaningful, but he couldn’t find the words.
On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his farewell address, famously warning his fellow citizens about the dangers of the military industrial complex. But, as Fox News host Bret Baier documents in his new book Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission, the speech was far more complicated and important than that one subject. It hit on themes that still ring true in current American politics, and took the World War II hero more than a year to write.
Fifty-six years ago today, Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower delivered his farewell address to the nation. Three days later, on Jan. 20, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as president. That 72-hour period is the jumpingoff point of Bret Baier’s new book, “Three...
Baier’s book has earned significant praise. David Eisenhower, Ike’s grandson, said “The best book on Eisenhower to appear in a very long time.” Historian Douglas Brinkley called it “a landmark achievement in U.S. presidential history.”
President Obama, in his farewell address Tuesday night, focused his speech on gains made during his two-term presidency and used the platform to urge his pary to rally after November’s election.