Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage (Simon and Schuster), is Jeffrey Frank's groundbreaking narrative of the fraught relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, from the politics that divided them to the marriage that united their families. Based on archival research and scores of new interviews with colleagues and family members, this book offers fresh views of Nixon, the striving tactician, and Eisenhower, the distant general with a warm smile who could, and did, make Nixon's life miserable. Jeffrey Frank formerly senior editor at The New Yorker and the deputy editor of the Washington Post's Outlook section is also the author of The Columnist, Bad Publicity, and Trudy Hopedale. "This is superlative, compelling, can't-put-it-down history. Jeffrey Frank is an elegant writer, with a novelist's eye; the relationship between Eisenhower and Nixon, in all its complexity and weirdness, is a treasure chest that he unpacks brilliantly. This is the perfect time for us to reconsider the trajectory of the Republican Party in the late 20th century, and this book is a perfect way to do it." — Joe Klein, Time columnist.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
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