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
A balanced view of a critical 50’s relationship, Ike and Warren, and the impact on decisions of the SCOTUS and the impact on the birth of the civil rights era. A well written and informative read.
Fascinating account of a pivotal time in American history. Clash of wills and egos on a huge scale.
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. It is terrific. Simon offers a truly masterful telling of the complex relationship between two of the most influential and compelling figures in mid-twentieth century America. Exploring such fundamental issues as racial segregation and McCarthyism, Simon takes us beyond the scenes in the White Hou ...more
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. James F. Simon’s “Eisenhower vs. Warren” deals with a genuinely difficult problem: how to dismantle the iron system of racial segregation supported overwhelmingly by Southern electorates (from which blacks were mostly excluded) in thousands of schools with millions of students. The effects of that issue in a crusading chief justice and a cautious president is the most interesting aspect of the book.
Eisenhower and Warren were born less than six month ...more
Great review of the lives and actions of President Eisenhower and Chief Justice Warren regarding civil rights and HUAC, and a whole lot of other issues.