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
In Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties, James F Simon details the historic civil rights decisions made under the Earl Warren-led Supreme Court during the Eisenhower administration and Ike's reaction to them. Warren is shown to be a chief justice less concerned with legal prudence and more focused on the question of, is it right or just. Eisenhower is shown to be in favor of civil rights where he believes he has presidential authority (integrating the military, govern ...more