We concluded our Presidents of the 20th Century series with a focus on Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Eisenhower was a complicated man — a West Point graduate and general who warned about the military-industrial complex; a man who valued duty but also asked to leave his post so he could marry his mistress.
He also oversaw one of our nation’s most fraught periods, including a chilly portion of the Cold War, McCarthyism, and invention of the hydrogen bomb.
Apparently, he was a pretty decent golfer, as well.
Our resident historian Dr. John Foster guides us through this singular president’s life. Foster, in addition to being a reference librarian, also has a doctorate degree in history.
If you missed it the first time or wish to rewatch it, you can view the entirety of our Presidents of the 20th Century series online:
- Harry Truman: The Beginning of the Cold War
- Woodrow Wilson: The Rise of American Internationalism
- Theodore Roosevelt: Making the Modern President
- Major Leaders of World War II: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Foster’s next talk will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Concord Township Community Center (7671 Auburn Road in Concord Township.) He’ll discuss the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton.
The talk is free to attend and open to all. If you wish to register, call the Concord Township Community Center at (440) 639-4650.