In This Review

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.