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Date:
January 23, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Time Details:
6:00 PM Wine & Cheese Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Location:
Central Kansas City Public Library
Address:
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Cost:
Free; To RSVP by phone 816.701.3407
The Age of Eisenhower book cover featuring portrait of President Eisenhower
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"The Age of Eisenhower" with William I. Hitchcock, at Central Kansas City Public Library

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s rivals painted him as old and boring, and the quiet, steady nature of the Kansas war hero turned commander-in-chief did little to rebut that. But from ending the Korean War to facing off with the Soviets, confronting McCarthyism to advancing civil rights, Ike’s achievements and influence in the White House were far-reaching. Today's historians give him his due, ranking him in a 2017 survey as America’s fifth-greatest president. University of Virginia historian William I. Hitchcock examines that legacy in a discussion of his book "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." This program launches a series of events coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at the Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. See "More Details" to RSVP.