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  • Dwight D Eisenhower and the West
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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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  • Dwight D Eisenhower Campaign Announcement
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Campaign Announcement

    General Dwight D. Eisenhower (Retired) kicked off his presidential campaign from his hometown of Abilene, Kansas. At the start of 1952, General Eisenhower was still in the military, serving as NATO Supreme Allied…

    614 views
  • Discussion on President Dwight Eisenhower and Public Relations
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    Eisenhower and Public Relations

    Pam Parry, author of Eisenhower: The Public Relations President, talked about how President Dwight Eisenhower transformed the relationship between the president and public relations. She…

    364 views
  • Kansas City Monarchs
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    Kansas City Monarchs

    Phil Dixon talked about the history of the Kansas City Monarchs, the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues. Mr. Dixon spoke about the significance of the…

    580 views
  • Roosevelts Role in Preparing for DDay
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    Roosevelt's Role in Preparing for D-Day

    Nigel Hamilton talked about President Roosevelt’s role in preparing the allied forces for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He argued that Roosevelt, by pushing for earlier military…

    559 views
  • Life on the Battlefield During World War II
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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.…

    380 views
  • Life on the Home Front During World War II
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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…

    526 views
  • Eisenhowers Decision to Begin DDay Invasion
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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…

    391 views
  • emEisenhower The White House Yearsem
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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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  • emSoldiers First Duty Honor Country and Football at West Pointem
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    Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point

    Joe Drape talked about his book Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West Point at the annual Eisenhower Legacy Dinner. He talked about how cadets at the U.S. Military…

    146 views
  • General Pattons Photographs
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    General Patton's Photographs

    Kevin Hymel showed photographs taken by General George S. Patton, Jr. during World War II which he first presented in this book Patton’s Photographs: The War As He Saw It. Mr. Hymel had…

    1,363 views
  • President Eisenhower  Civil Rights Legacy
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    President Eisenhower - Civil Rights Legacy

    Panelists considered the civil rights legacy of President Eisenhower. The first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction was enacted while President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the…

    568 views
  • General Eisenhower and the Documentation of the Holocaust
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    General Eisenhower and the Documentation of the Holocaust

    Professor Harry Reicher talked about an episode which occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust. While liberating concentration camps and witnessing sights that “beggar description,” General Eisenhower…

    1,748 views
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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…

    344 views
  • World War II Remembered Veterans Panel
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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…

    242 views
  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates Remarks
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    Defense Secretary Robert Gates Remarks

    Secretary Gates spoke at an event celebrating the 65th anniversary of the allied victory in Europe. In his remarks he called for sustained spending on military programs and talked about the…

    936 views
  • John Burns on War Reporting
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    John Burns on War Reporting

    John Burns talked about journalists as witnesses to history, General Eisenhower, and the challenges America faces in a time of war and the resolve necessary. He discussed the situation in Iraq and…

    121 views
  • Dwight D Eisenhower Presidential Library
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library

    The fourth in a series on presidential libraries focused on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s life and career were discussed through rarely seen film and sound recordings, as well as letters, documents and artifacts collected from the stacks and…

    2,461 views
  • Eisenhower Press Conference
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    Eisenhower Press Conference

    President Eisenhower talked to reporters during a news conference on March 30, 1955. He focused on foreign policy, the U.S. Economy, and defense spending. After his prepared remarks he…

    726 views
  • Eisenhowers ElevenNation Tour
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    Eisenhower's Eleven-Nation Tour

    Scenes were shown of President Eisenhower’s visit to Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Greece, Tunisia, France, Germany, and Morocco.

    503 views
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