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Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission
一月的最後三日:艾森豪總統的告別演講
版本: 精裝368頁  2017 年 1 月 10 日  William Morrow出版
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內容介紹

本書連續七周登上紐約時報暢銷榜!!!!!


1961年1月17日,艾森豪總統(Dwight D. Eisenhower)在卸任總統職位前,作了美國歷史上最傑出的告別演講之一(farewell address)。在演講中,他著眼於未來,警告美國人,黨派偏見大於國家利益和過度政府預算(特別是赤字支出)的危險性,須防止軍事工業綜合體的擴張和特殊利益所造成的政治權力蔓延。為美國新一代力量鋪路,這是艾森豪總統給43歲的甘迺迪(John F. Kennedy)就職前的強烈忠告。


1961年1月的這三天是艾森豪總統一生服務美國的終點,作者布萊特·拜爾(Bret Baier)帶著讀者跟隨艾森豪總統,如何從堪薩斯州的農村到西點軍校,後來到了二戰的戰場,最後來到白宮的橢圓形辦公室。在艾森豪總統離開白宮時,他為美國確立了邁向永久和平和改善人類生活的道路。


布萊特在書中明白說明了,艾森豪威爾總統的兩個原則如何改變美國的道路並使美國更好,或許還拯救世界免受破壞。另外,書中闡述了艾森豪總統所提的領導原則如何在今日彰顯,而這項領導原則是當今政治界已消失的一部分。在第二次世界大戰間,歐洲盟軍的最高指揮官─艾森豪非自願的踏入了政治世界。然而,作為美國總統,他成功地領導了美國免於在韓國的戰爭、和平地渡過蘇聯核武戰爭的世界末日威脅,並帶領美國成為世界歷史上最大的經濟繁榮體之一。


五十年後的今天,布萊特透過本書,帶領讀者重新認識這位經常被美國歷史遺忘的巨人─德懷特·大衛·艾森豪總統(Dwight David Eisenhower),從他的一生和重要的告別演講這三日,為今日政治現況上了重要的一課,並樹立了政治領導人最令人尊敬的典範。

作者介紹

布萊特‧拜爾(Bret Baier)是美國的一位新聞主播,現為福斯新聞台Special Report with Bret Baier節目的主持人,並且也是福斯新聞台的資深政治主播。在此之前,他曾是無線電視網的白宮和五角大樓記者。在被任命為福斯新聞頻道的白宮首席記者之前,從2001年到2006年期間,布萊特在五角大樓擔任國家安全記者,報導軍事和國家安全事務、軍事政策和情報機構。他在伊拉克進行了12次報導、阿富汗則有13次報導。在布雷特的職業生涯中,他曾和各不同領域的政府顯要和軍事官員前往世界各地,並在74個國家進行報導。他的第一本著作《Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love》在2014年出版即登上紐約時報暢銷榜的前十名。

 

作者官網:www.bretbaier.com

凱瑟琳·惠特妮(Catherine Whitney)是一位紐約的非小說類作家,曾經與其他作家合作撰寫過許多歷史和政治書籍,包括前福斯汽車總裁李·艾科卡(Lee Iacocca)的暢銷書《Where Have All the Leaders Gone?》和前美國參議院芭芭拉·鮑克瑟(Barbara Boxer)的《Nine and Counting》。她的調查研究和寫作包括了各種不同的領域和類型,例如通用汽車的故事、弗吉尼亞州現代政治的歷史、退伍軍人的鬥爭和2008年華爾街崩解的起源。她目前居住在紐約。

書評

“Magnificently rendered, Bret Baier’s Three Days in January is destined to take its place as not only one of the masterworks on Eisenhower, but as one of the classics of presidential history. Impeccably researched, the book is nothing short of extraordinary. What a triumph!” (JAY WINIK, New York Times best-selling author of April 1865 and 1944)

 

“Bret Baier has given history a great gift: a riveting account of Dwight Eisenhower’s determination to call on his vast experience to prepare America for the perils of the new war--the cold war.” (TOM BROKAW, author of The Greatest Generation)

 

“Brilliantly captures the drama of January 1961. ... Three Days in January is the BEST book on Eisenhower to appear in a very long time.” (DAVID EISENHOWER, Director, the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Public Service, and author of Eisenhower: At War, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History)

 

“A valuable contribution to our appreciation of Ike, describing some of his most important qualities of character, wisdom, and leadership, which are so needed in the public figures of our own era.” (MICHAEL BESCHLOSS, author of Presidential Courage)

 

“Bret Baier’s Three Days in January brilliantly illuminates the genius and intrigue behind Eisenhower’s historic Farewell Address. Written with verve and deeply researched, Baier ably dissects fact from myth. A landmark achievement in U.S. presidential history.” (DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, author of Cronkite)

 

“Superb. ... A quintessential American story of transcending dignity and success, of personal humility and enormous self-confidence, and unique achievements of which all Americans can be proud. ... Many have tried to assess Ike. Few succeed. Baier does.” (U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Washington Times)

 

“Bret Baier has written a great book about a great president ... and the lessons in leadership that ‘Ike’ offers to today’s era of polarization and gridlock.” (CLARENCE PAGE, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated Chicago Tribune columnist)

 

“Captures the essence of Ike’s leadership style. Through stories and the keen observations at the time, Baier makes Ike’s world view and philosophy come to life. Three Days in January is a great read.” (SUSAN EISENHOWER, CEO and Chairman of The Eisenhower Group, Inc. and Chairman Emeritus at the Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College)

 

“Brings new relevance to Eisenhower’s parting message. ... A focused and timely study of Eisenhower’s significant speech and the sticky transition to JFK’s inherited new world.” (Kirkus Reviews)

 

“Vital lessons for our time. ... Powerful and enlightening, Three Days in January sheds light on a little-known Eisenhower.” (The Costco Connection)