Eisenhower And The Suez Crisis Of 1956

by Cole C. Kingseed

Louisiana State University Press | July 31, 1995 | Hardcover

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With the Suez crisis as a backdrop, focuses on the decision- making and leadership style of Eisenhower. Shows how he arranged and interpreted the information available to him, organized the security departments of the government so that all major strategic and policy decisions were made at the presidential level, and achieved his objectives in the welter of opposing interests. Concludes that presidents' personal style affects their success. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 166 pages, 9.32 × 6.3 × 0.79 in

Published: July 31, 1995

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0807119873

ISBN - 13: 9780807119877

Found in: Egypt, Social and Cultural Studies

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Eisenhower And The Suez Crisis Of 1956

by Cole C. Kingseed

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 166 pages, 9.32 × 6.3 × 0.79 in

Published: July 31, 1995

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0807119873

ISBN - 13: 9780807119877

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With the Suez crisis as a backdrop, focuses on the decision- making and leadership style of Eisenhower. Shows how he arranged and interpreted the information available to him, organized the security departments of the government so that all major strategic and policy decisions were made at the presidential level, and achieved his objectives in the welter of opposing interests. Concludes that presidents' personal style affects their success. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Historian Cole C. Kingseed reinforces the revisionist perspective on Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency in this study of one of the major foreign policy challenges of Eisenhower's administration: the Suez crisis of 1956. Kingseed's principal focus is on the president - what he did and why and how he did it. Discussion of the Middle East situation forms the backdrop against which to analyze Eisenhower as chief executive. Forgoing late-twentieth-century hindsight, Kingseed evaluates Eisenhower's managerial performance according to what the president knew at the time. As much as possible, he relies on the president's own diary, his private letters and memoranda, his official correspondence, Department of State records, minutes of the National Security Council and cabinet meetings, presidential secretary Ann C. Whitman's diary and journals, written records and personal correspondence of staff secretary Andrew J. Goodpaster, and a wide array of oral histories. What Kingseed reveals about Eisenhower's command of the White House during the Suez crisis reflects his executi
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