But Did Ike Like You Back?
Author Jeffrey Frank Explains How Nixon Was Scarred by His Relationship with Eisenhower
Even a century after Richard Nixon’s birth, his life and political career are still almost always considered in light of his demons and dark side. But former New Yorker editor Jeffrey Frank, author of Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage, chose to dissect Nixon in an entirely different context—that of his relationship to his boss and eventual in-law, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, for whom Nixon was a two-term vice president.
“It’s amazing how mean” Eisenhower was to Nixon, former Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum director Tim Naftali, …