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Eisenhower: Captive Hero

Eisenhower: Captive Hero

By Marquis Childs

Harcourt, 1958, 310 pp.

This critical appraisal by a leading columnist is concerned less with evaluating President Eisenhower's performance than with tracing the quite extraordinary public image of him that emerged in the space of a decade. As the title suggests the popular idolization of the man, leading to expectations beyond anyone's capacity to realize, has not really been beneficial to the President and accounts for some of the malaise and dissatisfaction since 1956.