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Ike Books


Peter: I’m not the guy who has read a dozen Eisenhower books and can authoratively name the best, but I can say this — the two-volume biography by Stephen Ambrose is pretty good. He also distilled it into a one-volume treatment. Or if you just want a book on Ike the president, then stick to volume 2. Also, the book that is often regarded as beginning to shift the conventional wisdom on Eisenhower — from detached golfer to clever string-puller — is The Hidden-Hand Presidency, by Fred Greenstein.


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