McCarthyism and the Red Scare
In the end, President Eisenhower had no choice but to fight back against Senator Joseph McCarthy—and he did.
The struggle for civil rights
The age of Eisenhower was a time of racial turmoil. Following World War II, African Americans demanded equality before the law.
Eisenhower expanded America's commitment to the French war in Indochina but decided against unilateral American intervention.
"Eight years of meticulous research"
The Washington Times calls The Age of Eisenhower, "a splendid biography that belies the image of Mr. Eisenhower as a benign do-nothing president who was more interested in golf than governing."
In its review of The Age of Eisenhower, the Wall Street Journal calls our 34th president "an artist in iron" and praises Will Hitchcock's "rich narrative."
Eisenhower and Billy Graham
"Ike and Billy formed a powerful tandem, twin exemplars of the public piety and fatherly certainty that marked — and marred — midcentury America," writes Will Hitchcock in the Washington Post.
About the author
William I. Hitchcock is Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the Randolph P. Compton Professor at UVA’s Miller Center. His work and teaching focus on the international, diplomatic, and military history of the 20th Century, in particular the era of the world wars and the Cold War. He has written widely on trans-Atlantic relations, the politics of the 1950s, and European history and politics.
He received his BA degree from Kenyon College in 1986 and his PhD from Yale in 1994, working under the supervision of Paul Kennedy.