Eisenhower's Secret War
This 2-part documentary examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment - both public and covert - to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. Based on recent research by established scholars and writers, it provides a fresh understanding of how Eisenhower's national security policies and tactics kept a divided world at peace during the 1950s and in the ensuing decades.
From Warrior to President (#101) Duration: 57:44 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The first half chronicles the movement to draft Eisenhower - then NATO commander in Europe - as the Republican candidate for president in 1952.
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Building Weapons, Talking Peace (#102) Duration: 56:41 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)
The second half recounts President Eisenhower's battles against the Soviet Union in the escalating arms race. Hosted by Evan Thomas, journalist and author of the critically acclaimed book Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World, the program features the accounts of more than 20 witnesses, both American and Soviet, to the major events of the era.
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