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Thaw in the Cold War -- Supplementary Resources


Thaw in the Cold War: Eisenhower and Khrushchev at Gettysburg contrasts the simplicity of Eisenhower's farm to the complexity of the negotiations taking place between the most powerful world leaders of the 1950s. Below are materials for further exploration of Eisenhower and his presidency, the life of Nikita Khrushchev, and Soviet-American relations during the Cold War.

Eisenhower NHS
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web pages provide resources for educators and a photo gallery.

American Presidents Travel Itinerary
The Discover Our Shared Heritage online travel itinerary on American Presidents provides information about the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his Pennsylvania farm, the Eisenhower National Historic Site

National Park Service - Museum Management Program
American Presidents & First Ladies: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower is an online multi-media exhibit that explores multiple facets of Eisenhower's presidency, the trend-setting style of First Lady Mamie, and gives visitors an intimate view of the Eisenhowers in their comfortable home, with their family and friends, and a look at Ike's successful cattle operation at Eisenhower Farms in Gettysburg, PA. The Museum Management Program also has two lesson plans focused on the Eisenhowers in their Teaching with Museum Collections series: Eisenhower's Presidency and The Eisenhower Farm: Leaving the Land Better Than He Found It!

Biographies of President Eisenhower
The following include:

14 Days in October: The Cuban Missile Crisis
14 Days in October: The Cuban Missile Crisis, an interactive web site sponsored by Thinkquest, explores both sides of the Cuban Missile Crisis highlighting the people, actions, and beliefs that destroyed Eisenhower's earlier attempts at peace and reconciliation.

National Archives (NARA)
The National Archives maintains the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library. In addition, the Archives has placed on its web site a large number of items about Eisenhower and his presidency. To find them, visit the NARA search engine.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress's on-line exhibit of Soviet Archives includes a detailed analysis of Soviet-American relations and translations of Soviet primary documents.

American Presidents: Life Portraits
In this series, C-SPAN explores the life stories of the 41 men who have been president by traveling to presidential homes, museums, libraries, and grave sites and speaking with presidential scholars. American Presidents: Life Portraits will focus on one president each week, beginning March 15, 1999. Dwight D. Eisenhower will be featured the week of October 24, 1999. [http://www.americanpresidents.org/presidents/president.asp?PresidentNumber=33]

 

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