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Eisenhower's Secret War

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The Lure of the Presidency

The first hour chronicles Eisenhower's exploits in World War II, his decision to enter presidential politics, and his fulfillment of an election promise to seek a solution to ending the Korean War, after more than 33,000 military deaths. It also follows the grassroots movement to draft Eisenhower as the Republican candidate for president; Eisenhower's reluctant decision to leave his powerful position at NATO; his fight for the Republican Party's nomination against "neo isolationist" Sen. Robert Taft, the leader of the GOP; his campaign against Democrat Adlai Stevenson; and finally, his election as the 34th president.

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