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Pursuing the Middle Way
“Well written … the argument is logical and well structured. The research and scholarship are impressive and the author’s conclusions are sound.”—Nicol Rae, Florida International University
“Wagner provides the first in-depth analysis of the president’s troubled relationship with his own Republican Party and the battles over his major domestic policies and programs.”—Richard V. Damms, Mississippi State University
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s election to the presidency in 1952 brought an end to two decades of Democratic rule in the White House. His landslide victory, however, masked intense factionalism within the Republican Party. Whereas conservatives were eager to reverse the domestic and foreign policies of past administrations, liberal Republicans favored active federal involvement in Americans’ lives and an internationalist approach to affairs abroad. As political historian Steven Wagner demonstrates, Eisenhower sought a “middle way” between Democrats to his left and conservatives to his right.
(2006) 189 pp.
Steven Wagner is Associate Professor of History at Missouri Southern State University.
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