Tue, Jun 14

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CLE Lecture Hall

The Legacy of Dwight Eisenhower

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.

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