David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower: "Going Home to Glory"

David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower: "Going Home to Glory"

David and Julie Eisenhower discuss life with General Dwight Eisenhower in the years after he left the White House. They offer new insights on the president's influence over his party, the nation and his family.

He was the legendary commander of the allied forces of World War II and a two-term president during a time of peace and prosperity. Millions around the world knew him simply as Ike. Now, his only grandson offers a unique perspective on Dwight Eisenhower’s life after he left the white house in 1961 until his death at Walter Reed Hospital in 1969. Historian David Eisenhower reflects on the kind of person his grandfather was. With his wife, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, he has written a new book shedding light on the relationship between Ike and his successors, his influence on politics during his retirement and their personal reflections on one of the 20th century's great leaders.


David Eisenhower

Director of the Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Eisenhower at War."

Julie Nixon Eisenhower

author of "Special People" and "Pat Nixon"

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