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Date:
March 28, 2017
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Visitors Center Auditorium
Address:
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Cost:
Free
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Ike and McCarthy - David Nichols

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation Brownbag Series. Book talk and book signing with David Nichols. The book will be available for purchase. Light lunch provided. Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch hunt. In spite of a public perception that Eisenhower was unwilling to challenge McCarthy, Ike believed that directly confronting the senator would diminish the presidency. Therefore, the president operated with a “hidden hand,” refusing even to mention the Senator’s name. In Ike and McCarthy, David A. Nichols shows how the tension between the two men escalated. Nichols uses documents previously unavailable or overlooked to authenticate the extraordinary story of Eisenhower’s anti-McCarthy campaign. Ike and McCarthy is an eye-opening, newsworthy, and fascinating read.