“Always take your job seriously, never yourself.” DDE
This is what history is supposed to be. Minutely researched, but cogently told. Facts clearly delineated from opinion. Yes, Nichols has and expresses his opinions, but he does not disguise them as facts.
“We can’t defeat communism by destroying the things in which we believe.” DDE
This book is only 400 pages, not 800 like the fashionable historical biographies being peddled today. The footnotes equal a third of the text.
“Eisenhower’s penchant for camouflage contributed to the myth that he would rather play golf than pay attention to weighty matters.” Nichols
Eisenhower may have been the last progressive Republican, of the ilk of Continue reading