The bitter feud between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justice Earl Warren framed the tumultuous future of the modern civil rights movement. Eisenhower was a gradualist who wanted to coax white Americans in the South into eventually accepting integration, while Warren, author of the Supreme Courts historic unanimous opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, demanded immediate action to dismantle the segregation of the public school system. In Eisenhower vs. Warren, two-time New York Times Notable Book author James F. Simon examines the years of strife between them that led Eisenhower to say that his biggest mistake as president was appointing that dumb son of a bitch Earl Warren. This momentous, poisonous relationship is presented here at last in one volume. Compellingly written, Eisenhower vs. Warren brings to vivid life the clash that continues to reverberate in political and constitutional debates today....
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Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties Reviews
Interesting, well written and well researched. This is perfect for anyone looking to read about obscure and little known political history. Highly recommend.
Although I find some problems with this book, I also find it to be an important book.
Eisenhower vs. Warren is a must read for anyone interested in Modern American history. In no other book do I know of are the details regarding the disjuncture between President Eisenhower and Justice Warren regarding the Brown decision and its repercussions so well detailed.
Simon however gives little indication as to why both men acted the way they did. Instead we are treated to an in-depth psychological profile ...more