Time & Location
Jun 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
This talk assesses the achievements and legacy of the Supreme Allied Commander and 34th president of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower. Surveying the life and wartime service of General Eisenhower, this presentation will emphasize the impact of Eisenhower's presidency on the United States and the world. Once dismissed as insignificant by pundits, Eisenhower as president boosted the US economy, avoided foreign conflicts, enhanced civil rights, and left office as the most popular postwar American leader.
Location: CLE Lecture Hall
Presenter: William I. Hitchcock is the William W. Corcoran Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He received his B.A. degree from Kenyon College in 1986 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1994. his book, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A new History of the Liberation of Europe was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a winner of the George Louis Beer Prize, and a Financial Times bestseller in the UK. His most recent book is The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018), which was a New York Times bestseller.