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The Age of Eisenhower: Lecture with William Hitchcock

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The White House Historical Association invites you to attend the 2019 lecture series, White House History with Ann Compton, the first of which will focus on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s tenure in the Executive Mansion. President Eisenhower was a man of humble origins and a skilled leader who used his power to advance the welfare of all Americans to become one of the most important leaders in modern history. Through the eight years of his presidency, Eisenhower affirmed the central elements of the New Deal; fought the demagoguery of Senator Joseph McCarthy; advanced the agenda of civil rights for African Americans; chartered a significant expansion of America’s missile technology; ended the Korean War and avoided a new quagmire in Vietnam. Author of The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s, William I. Hitchcock will present a portrait of the president as an engaged and thoughtful leader who profoundly shaped the nation's destiny for decades to come.

William I. Hitchcock is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of six previous books, including The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press, 2008), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize, a winner of the George Louis Beer Prize, and a Financial Times bestseller.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:00 pm for a lecture and book signing with refreshments. Hitchcock’s book will be available for purchase. This event is currently at capacity, but we encourage you to join the waitlist. Please register to join. Individuals on the waitlist will be notified by Eventbrite when a ticket becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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