Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties

Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties Review

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 Court’s 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.

Title:Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties
Edition Language:English

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  • Janet Slipak

    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 wh...

  • Willy Marz Thiessam

    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 o...

  • Kristen

    In Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties, James F Simon details the historic civil rights decisions made under the Earl Warren-led Supreme Court during the Eisenhower admini...

  • UChicagoLaw

    James Simon's Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties (Liveright 2018), will be released on April 3 but can be pre-ordered on Amazon. I read it as a reviewer for the publisher...

  • Ietrio

    The text is wordy. It is not a pleasant read. Simon seems to be a qualified medium channeling how this character smiled and how thick the fog was that day.Also, the text itself is crap. One authoritar...

  • Calvin

    Simon has shown one again that he is the premier writer on our supreme Court. His 4th book on the relationship between a president and Chief Justice (if you count) the Jefferson & Marshall book) is as...

  • Eric

    Fascinating account of a pivotal time in American history. Clash of wills and egos on a huge scale....

  • Cristie Underwood

    Interesting, well written and well researched. This is perfect for anyone looking to read about obscure and little known political history. Highly recommend....