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    Heartland Presidents - Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower

    Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up within 180 miles of each other in America’s heartland. But these two-term presidents and one-time allies diverged politically during the…

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the West

    Timothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower’s western upbringing influenced his personal code of behavior and his actions as a military and political leader. The 34th president was…

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    Eisenhower and the Frontier

    Timothy Rives talked about President Eisenhower’s belief that social welfare programs could fill the void created by the closing of the American frontier, which limited opportunities for…

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    Women During World War II

    Dominique Francois talked about the roles and contributions of women during World War II. He said that women were “a vital part of the successes of the way” through their participation in…

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    Life on the Battlefield During World War II

    Three veterans who served on the front lines of World War II talked about their military service leading up to and including D-Day. This was one of several events hosted by the Dwight D.…

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    Life on the Home Front During World War II

    Wives and children of World War II soldiers talked about working for the war effort on the home front during the 1940s. They spoke about writing letters to enlisted men abroad, how schools…

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    Eisenhower's Decision to Begin D-Day Invasion

    Timothy Rives talked about the night Eisenhower decided to proceed with the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Mr. Rives argued that what Eisenhower said, who was present, and what time it…

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    Eisenhower: The White House Years

    Jim Newton recounts the tenure of President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961). The author refutes the commonly held criticism that President Eisenhower was complacent by citing his transformation of an $8…

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    Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era

    Christopher Bright talked about his book Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He researched the book at the…

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    World War II Remembered Veterans Panel

    A panel discussion was held by veterans of World War II. Tim Rives opened the program by reading a letter in honor of the event from General John S.D. Eisenhower, a World War II veteran and…

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