Cradle to Grave Biographies
Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen Ambrose
This book’s section of Ike’s military career is especially strong. Modern Eisenhower biographers are critical of Ambrose’s characterization of Ike’s civil rights policy.
Ike: An American Hero by Michael Korda
Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith
World War II
Crusade in Europe by Dwight Eisenhower
This is Ike’s memoir of WWII.
A Great Soldier in the Last Great War by Michael Zucker
This is a novel I wrote in high school about a unit of American soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge. It features several scenes with Ike as a general.
Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas
This book focuses on the New Look and Ike’s nuclear strategy.
Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis by David Nichols
This book focuses on Ike’s handling of the Suez Crisis.
Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige by Yanek Mieczkowski
This book focuses on Ike’s response the Sputnik, but has the best analysis of his economic views that I have read.
Civil Rights Movement
A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution by David Nichols
Ike’s Final Battle: The Road to Little Rock and the Challenge of Equality by Kasey Pipes
Relationship with Mamie
Mrs. Ike: Memoirs and Reflections on the Life of Mamie Eisenhower by Susan Eisenhower
Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of Ike and Mamie, wrote this book.
Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 by David Eisenhower.
David Eisenhower, grandson of Ike and Mamie, wrote this book.
Relationship with Richard Nixon
The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952-1961 by Irwin Gellman
Relationship with Joe McCarthy
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy
Ike’s Farewell Address
Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission