Jeffrey Frank discusses his new book Ike and Dick, which examines the 20-year political and private relationship of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon to reveal hurtful slights and tense misunderstandings. The two men brought out the best and worst in each other, and their association had important consequences for their respective presidencies.
Frank is a former senior editor at The New Yorker and deputy editor of The Washington Post’s Outlook section. He is the author of four novels, including the Washington Trilogy - The Columnist, Bad Publicity, and Trudy Hopedale.
This presentation is part of the Hail to the Chiefs series on the American Presidency. The series is made possible by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legacy Fund grants to the Kansas City Public Library and the Truman Library Institute. Co-sponsored by KCUR’s Up to Date.
Hail to the Chiefs - Fall 2013
All programs begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Truman Forum, Plaza Branch 4801 Main St.