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’s and Eisenhower’s life stories which then also becomes the story of their nation as it rose to great power They had contrasting experiences in the Great War Truman the haberdasher to be led men in battle; Eisenhower the supreme commander to be did not Between the wars Truman was the uintessential politician and Eisenhower the thoroughgoing anti politician Truman knew both the successes and woes of the public life while Eisenhower was seuestered in the peacetime army Then in the wartime 1940s these two men were abruptly lifted above dozens of others to become leaders of the great national effortsMiller. Interesting read on the lives of two former presidents their roles in Am History The Freeze-Frame Revolution politician and Eisenhower the thoroughgoing anti The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 politician Truman knew both the successes and woes of the His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch peacetime army Then in the wartime 1940s these two men were abruptly lifted above dozens of others to become leaders of the great national effortsMiller. Interesting read on the lives of two former The Doctors Dating Bargain presidents their roles in Am History

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Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower consecutive presidents of the United States were midwesterners alike in many ways except that they also sharply differed  Born within six years of each other Truman in 1884 Eisenhower in 1890 they came from small towns in the Missouri–Mississippi River Valley in the midst of cows and wheat pigs and corn and grain elevators Both were grandsons of farmers and sons of forceful mothers and of fathers who knew failure; both were lower middle class received public school educations and were brought up in low church Protestant denominationsWilliam Lee Miller interweaves Truman. Truman And EisenhowerHarry Truman 1884 1972 served as the Democratic 33d president of the United States from 1945 1953 while Dwight Eisenhower 1890 1969 served as a Republican as the 34th president from 1953 1961 Both leaders had many similarities and many differences Both played critical roles in the tumultuous period following WW II and of course particularly in Eisenhower s case in the War itself William Lee Miller s new book Two Americans Truman Eisenhower and a Dangerous World 2012 is a parallel biography of these two leaders and their era Miller is Scholar in Ethics and Institutions at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia He writes generally about earlier periods of American history including two books about Lincoln and a study of John uincy Adams and the gag rule In this book as in his earlier works Miller concentrates on ethical issues in political affairs The book would have benefitted from a detailed introduction and statement of the author s purpose Miller writesThis book is a brief narrative of the careers of Truman and Eisenhower Part of the reason I chose to interweave their stories is to compare and contrast these men in their relationships to the great issues with which they dealt and to each other they came to have a considerable antagonism as we shall see their interaction is an interesting part of the story Another reason for telling their story jointly is that together their careers reveal central aspects of American culture at crucial moments in history Both were president at times that reuired important national decisionsIn their early years Truman s and Eisenhower s paths did not cross but their lives were somewhat parallel The two men were born only six years and 150 miles apart in the American Midwest Both came from rural struggling families and both attended public schools and were raised in small Protestant denominations Truman wanted to attend West Point but was prevented from doing so by his eyesight Eisenhower attended West Point by accidentMiller discusses the careers of Truman and Eisenhower during WW I and in the years between the two World Wars Enlisting when he was already beyond draft age Truman saw combat and showed strong leadership ability commanding an artillery unit Following the war Truman failed as a haberdasher but succeeded as a local politician in Missouri with the help of the corrupt Pendergast machine In 1940 Truman was elected to the US Senate Eisenhower was eager for combat experience during WW I but had only a series of stateside assignments to his great frustration In the years leading up to WW II he made strong contacts but functioned largely in a long series of desk jobs Miller discusses how the different experiences of Truman as a politician and Eisenhower in the relatively insulated world of the professional soldier may have shaped their subseuent conduct when each became famousMiller s book picks up focus when it discusses WW II as Eisenhower became the supreme allied commander and Truman an influential senator and surprise vice president Miller offers a brief account of Eisenhower s role in the Normandy Invasion and on his ability to secure consensus among allies in crisis times At the same time Miller describes how Truman assumed the presidency for which he appeared unprepared by background upon Roosevelt s death in April 1945 Truman was faced immediately with decisions of moment including the decision to use atomic weapons on Japan and decisions on resisting Soviet aggression following the warFrom 1945 to 1952 Truman and Eisenhower worked closely together According to Miller Eisenhower always had certain reservations about Truman For his part Truman encouraged Eisenhower several times to run as the Democratic candidate for president in 1948 With Eisenhower s decision to run for president in 1952 the relationship between the two grew frosty to say the least Miller offers a good account of the chill for which Eisenhower apparently bore the larger responsibilityMiller offers perceptive comparisons of the Truman and Eisenhower presidencies and of the manner in which subseuent historians have understood and evaluated them He offers chapters on the responses of the two leaders to the demagoguery of Senator Joseph McCarthy on Truman s and Eisenhower s accomplishments in Civil Rights and in their conflicted attitudes towards nuclear weapons The treatment is careful and balanced although I found it overly critical of Eisenhower in some respects A short final chapter of the book describes the eventual resolution of the feud between the two men in the years following their presidenciesThe book is not a product of independent research in primary sources but instead draws extensively on leading published accounts about Truman Eisenhower the Cold War and WW II The factual materials in this book thus have been covered thoroughly and in greater detail in several other histories The book lacks a bibliography and as Miller points out most of 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Describes the hostile maneuvering and bickering at the moment in 1952–1953 when power was to be handed from one to the other and somebody had to decide which hat to wear and who greeted whom As president each coped with McCarthyism the tormenting problems of race and the great issues of the emerging Cold War They brought the United States into a new pattern of world responsibility while being the first Americans to hold in their hands the awesome power of weapons capable of destroying civilizationReading their story is a reminder of the modern American story of ordinary men dealing with extraordinary pow. Interesting book but it was long Great perspectives on the dropping of the bomb in WW2 and the fact Eisenhower didn t agree with dropping it


10 thoughts on “Two Americans

  1. says:

    Truman And EisenhowerHarry Truman 1884 1972 served as the Democratic 33d president of the United States from 1945 1953 while Dwight Eisenhower 1890 1969 served as a Republican as the 34th president from 1953 1961 Both leaders had many similarities and many differences Both played critical roles in the tumultuous period following WW II and of course particularly in Eisenhower's case in the War itself William Lee Miller's new book Two Amer

  2. says:

    This is a book well worth reading; however it really needs a good edit I learned so much about the two men and the times in which they lived They were very different yet had so much in common They were only six years different in age and both contributed so much to this country I hadn't realized that Truman actually led troops in WW I; while Ike who had recently graduated from West Point was consigned to duty here in the states

  3. says:

    TWO AMERICANS TRUMAN EISENHOWER AND A DANGEROUS WORLDby William Lee MillerThis very readable book has two purposes it is a dual biography of our 33rd and 34th presidents as well as an impressive feat of interpretation and analysis Truman and Eisenhower were Middle Americans we are reminded Truman from Missouri and Ike from Kansas who became unlikely seminal figures of World War II and beyond Vice President Harry Truman

  4. says:

    I was hoping to learn a lot about these two great presidents but the story just didn't hold my interest Lots of facts about their lives and they were indeed incredible people But the book just doesn't hold together or tell a story that keeps you interested

  5. says:

    In desperate need of an editor or at least a assertive one Miller tends to ramble and repeat himself making for a plodding read

  6. says:

    Interesting read on the lives of two former presidents their roles in Am History

  7. says:

    I may be biased but two of my favorite presidents to study who represent the Midwest I enjoyed this book

  8. says:

    Interesting important history but not well organized and in need of a trim

  9. says:

    Interesting book but it was long Great perspectives on the dropping of the bomb in WW2 and the fact Eisenhower didn't agree with dropping it

  10. says:

    Interesting book for Midwesterners to read both of these men were from their respective states of Kansas and Missouri but not of them having s

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