Thursday, February 16, 2017

Three Days in January by Bret Baier

On January 17, 1961 President Dwight Eisenhower spoke to the nation in one of the most remarkable farewell speeches in U.S. history. As he spoke of the future, he warned Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, excessive government budgets (particularly deficit spending), the expansion of the military-industrial complex, and the creeping political power of special interests. Seeking to ready a new generation for power, Eisenhower intensely advised the forty-three-year-old Kennedy before the inauguration. 

This book interweaves Ike's remarkable life and career with his famous farewell speech. It also discusses how his two terms changed America and demonstrates how Ike offers us the model of principled leadership that is so missing in politics today.  Eisenhower reluctantly entered into politics. As president, Ike successfully guided the country out of a dangerous war in Korea, peacefully through the apocalyptic threat of nuclear war with the Soviets, and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history.

An excellent book about a truly great man. 

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