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    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.

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    In the tech-obsessed South of Market neighborhood that digital sensations like Twitter and Zynga call home, a newfangled workshop for would-be inventors blends a startup sensibility with the area's historic manufacturing roots to give geeks a chance to get out from behind the keyboard.

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