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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Ike
First a double disclosure: I know Jeffrey Frank, the author of "Ike and Dick," and I knew Richard Nixon, half of this book's political "portrait." I consider the former an honest, accomplished writer and the latter a flawed but visionary statesman and a personally decent man, often more sinned against than sinning. One hopes these two very different personal connections will neutralize each other.
They've been together 72 years, but it's not clear whether Mike and Ike will reach their next anniversary.
The Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton wrote "Eisenhower: The White House Years" because he thinks Dwight David Eisenhower just doesn't get the credit he deserves.
Goldwater's view was shared by many, including Ike's brother Edgar, who told a reporter he was "the only real Republican in the family" and described Ike as "a little bit socialistic."