Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States. During his two terms, he enlarged Social Security, signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, and declared racial discrimination a national security issue. And, of course, before all that, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II.
Widely considered a great president and a great Republican, many people still can’t help but like Ike.
And if his grandson David has anything to do with it, they’ll continue to like him for a lot longer. David Eisenhower is, along with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, the author of “Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969.”
If Ms. Eisenhower's last name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the younger daughter of a man you may also have heard of: Ike’s vice president, Richard M. Nixon.
They join us to talk about their new book and their memories of Ike.
Below, two campaign songs and record labels from Eisenhower's re-election campaign, in 1956:
Eisenhower campaign song: "I Go with I-K-E"
Eisenhower campaign song: "Hike with Ike"