The Eisenhower Chronicles: A Dove in Hawk's Clothing
"An ambitious novel that illuminates the complexity of one of the great figures of the twentieth century. Ike's homespun manner concealed a remarkably skilled, at times Machiavellian, leader who guided the nation through perilous times. M.B. Zucker brings us inside Eisenhower's world as he wrestles with a series of decisions affecting the survival of free government and the fate of humanity. This is a fun, fast-paced, informative read that captures the man and his times. Highly recommended."
Stephen F. Knott, Professor of National Security at the Naval War College and author of Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America
The 1950s were the most dangerous decade of all time—but they are remembered as boring and peaceful. This composite novel—the second of three volumes—shows how President Eisenhower made that illusion possible.
Eisenhower faced overlapping crises - the height of Soviet and Chinese aggression, advisors who viewed nuclear warheads as just another conventional weapon, an inherited national security strategy that could bankrupt the country, a war in Korea, and a Red-baiting demagogue in the Senate.
This volume shows how he struck back, devising the most creative and risky plan since Operation Overlord to save the world a second time.