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Book Review: The President and the Apprentice by Irwin F Gellman

By Tim Stanley   January 2016

The President and the ApprenticeThe President and the Apprentice, Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1963, Yale, £25

American liberals disliked Richard Nixon long before Watergate. In the 1950s, they associated the then-Vice President with McCarthyism and assumed that President Dwight Eisenhower put him on his ticket only to appease the Republican right. When Nixon himself ran for the White House in 1960, Eisenhower was asked by the press if he could name a single idea of the Vice President’s that he had put into effect. He replied: “Give me a week and I’ll think of…

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