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Robert R. Bowie is Emeritus Director of the Center for International Studies at Harvard University. Richard H. Immerman is a Professor at the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy at Temple University.

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"Waging Peace: How Eisenhower Shaped an Enduring Cold War Strategy is a thorough analysis of the ideas, concepts, and objectives behind the Eisenhower Cold War strategy based on an impressive array of recently declassified documents in the United States....Waging Peace is an imprtant contribution to our knowledge of U.S. containment policy during the 1950s. The authors present a highly sophisticated and interpretive approach to U.S. national security policy while suggesting that there are a number of valuable lessons to be learned from Eisenhower's methods of tackling U.S. national security problems....Bowie and Immerman have skillfully upheld the revisionist conviction that Dwight D. Eisenhower was the most influential U.S. president during the Cold War."--Diplomatic History "Together, the two authors have thoroughly researched and elegantly analyzed Eisenhower's basic national security strategy....the authors present their points and supporting evidence on the Eisenhower administration so clearly that it is not difficult to draw larger conclusions. This book provides an invaluable contribution to scholarship on Eisenhower, American foreign policy, and presidential decision making, and will be of great interest to faculty and students alike."--Political Science Quarterly "Immerman and Bowie have written a stimulating, indispensable account of the Eisenhower Administration's Cold War strategy."--Melvyn P. Leffler, Stettinius Professor of American History, University of Virginia "A detached history, striving for objectivity but informed by firsthand knowledge of people and events, Waging Peace is an extraordinarily important contribution to our understanding of U.S. foreign policy in the 1950s. It will reshape thinking and writing about both the Truman and Eisenhower administrations."--Ernest R. May, Charles Warren Professor of History, Harvard University "It is a superb contribution to our understanding not only of the ways in which President Eisenhower and his Administration dealt with the challenging security and foreign policy issues of that period but more broadly of the nature and value of responsible leadership in the American presidency. The account the authors have provided is authentic and informative, and will be of lasting value."--Andrew J. Goodpaster, Co-Chair, The Atlantic Council of the United States "This book is a portrait of a genuine analysis of the national interest. Bowie was a key planner in the Eisenhower administration; Immerman is a respected historian. With superb scholarship, they tell how Eisenhower tamed the Korean War military buildup and developed enduring policies of nuclear deterrence and limited containment (while not solving the dilemmas posed by the Third World)." --Philip Zelikow in Foreign Affairs "Even to most historians, the inside story of Eisenhower's national security process is not truly known, thus making this book a required point of departure. This extraordinary work has revealed new material about Eisenhower's masterful leadership in this arena." --David M. Abshire, former US ambassador to NATO and president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency "A thorough analysis of the ideas, concepts, and objectives behind the Eisenhower Cold War strategy based on an impressive array of recently declassified documents in the United States....Waging Peace is an imprtant contribution to our knowledge of U.S. containment policy during the 1950s. The authors present a highly sophisticated and interpretive approach to U.S. national security policy while suggesting that there are a number of valuable lessons to be learned from Eisenhower's methods of tackling U.S. national security problems....Bowie and Immerman have skillfully upheld the revisionist conviction that Dwight D. Eisenhower was the most influential U.S. president during the Cold War."--Diplomatic History "Together, the two authors have thoroughly researched and elegantly analyzed Eisenhower's basic national security strategy....the authors present their points and supporting evidence on the Eisenhower administration so clearly that it is not difficult to draw larger conclusions. This book provides an invaluable contribution to scholarship on Eisenhower, American foreign policy, and presidential decision making, and will be of great interest to faculty and students alike."--Political Science Quarterly "Immerman and Bowie have written a stimulating, indispensable account of the Eisenhower Administration's Cold War strategy."--Melvyn P. Leffler, Stettinius Professor of American History, University of Virginia "A detached history, striving for objectivity but informed by firsthand knowledge of people and events, Waging Peace is an extraordinarily important contribution to our understanding of U.S. foreign policy in the 1950s. It will reshape thinking and writing about both the Truman and Eisenhower administrations."--Ernest R. May, Charles Warren Professor of History, Harvard University "It is a superb contribution to our understanding not only of the ways in which President Eisenhower and his Administration dealt with the challenging security and foreign policy issues of that period but more broadly of the nature and value of responsible leadership in the American presidency. The account the authors have provided is authentic and informative, and will be of lasting value."--Andrew J. Goodpaster, Co-Chair, The Atlantic Council of the United States "Bowie and Immerman have given us the best study of Eisenhower's security policy and the processes by which it was produced. Both carry important lessons for our times and are supported by a wealth of detail and analysis. It changed my understanding of the Eisenhower administration."--Robert Jervis, Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University "Waging Peace is an important contribution to Eisenhower scholarship...the book provides a valuable synthesis combined with a compelling exposition of the surprisingly modern policy competition within the administration."--Perspectives on Political Science "A superb piece of scholarship. The very best on its subject!"--William B. Pickett, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology "Waging Peace is the most comprehensive treatment of the policy-making process behind the New Look....[the book] will be essential reading for all historians, political scientists, and policy analysts interested in Cold War national security policy and, more broadly, the relationship between the policy-making process and strategy."--The Journal of Military History "...prodigiously researched...this work constitutes a major contribution to the historiography of the early Cold War...Bowie and Immerman make an interesting and largely convincing case that the differences between Eisenhower and Truman were more important than their continuities. Their work will become indispensable for our understanding of America's Cold War history." American Stu dies

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