The Filson Club Gertrude Polk Brown Lecture Series: The Age of Eisenhower by William I. Hitchcock
Thursday, January 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free for Temple members (please contact The Temple office for details)
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In a 2017 survey, presidential historians ranked Dwight D. Eisenhower fifth on the list of great presidents, behind the perennial top four: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Teddy Roosevelt. Historian William Hitchcock shows that this high ranking is justified.
Eisenhower’s accomplishments were enormous, and loom ever larger from the vantage point of our own tumultuous times.
William I. Hitchcock is a professor of history at the University of Virginia and the Randolph Compton Professor at the Miller Center for Public Affairs. A graduate of Kenyon College and Yale University, he is the author most recently of The Bitter Road to Freedom: The Human Cost of Allied Victory in World War II Europe, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.