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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bret Baier, Catherine Whitney Narrator: Bret Baier, Danny Campbell Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9780062657237
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As president, the former Supreme Commander of Allied Forces during World War II successfully guided the country out of war in Korea, through the apocalyptic threat of nuclear war with Russia, and into one of the greatest economic booms in world history. In this last address to the nation, Eisenhower looked to the future, warning Americans against the dangers of elevating partisanship above national interest, excessive government budgets (particularly deficit spending), the expansion of the military-industrial complex, and the creeping political power of special interests. Baier explores the many ways these visionary words continue to resonate today; he also explains how Ike embodied the qualities of political leadership that the country is urgently hungering for at the present.

Seeking to prepare a new generation for power, Eisenhower intensely advised the forty-three-year-old Kennedy in the intervening time between the speech and the inauguration. Dwight Eisenhower left the public stage at the end of these three days in January 1961 having done more than perhaps any other modern American to set the nation “on our charted course toward permanent peace and human betterment.” Despite their differences in party affiliation, President Kennedy would continue to seek his predecessor’s advice and counsel during his time in office. Five decades later, Baier’s Three Days in January illuminates how Eisenhower, an under-appreciated giant of U.S. history, still offers vital lessons for our own time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Brilliantly illuminates the genius and intrigue behind Eisenhower’s historic farewell address. Written with verve and deeply researched.”

    Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Destined to take its place as not only one of the masterworks on Eisenhower but as one of the classics of presidential history…Nothing short of extraordinary.”

    Jay Winik, New York Times bestselling author

  • “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.”

    Washington Times

  • “Narrator Danny Campbell makes what could have been a dry political science text into a relatively engaging examination of the last days of the Eisenhower administration. Campbell’s conversational style carries the listener along, even during some of the more arcane sections.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2017

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bur | 5/18/2017

    " When I began the book, I didn't know how an entire book could be based on the three days leading up to a single speech. However, I quickly found out that Baier was building a foundation for understanding the full intent of the speech. "The military-industrial complex" is a phrase thrown around and often appropriated by speech writers. However, there is much more built into that phrase than the mere words. That is the purpose of this book...to explain why Eisenhower felt the need for a speech that said more than simply "goodbye". Very well researched and written and read. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author

Bret Baier is Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor and anchor of the evening news program Special Report with Bret Baier. Before assuming his role as anchor in 2009, Baier served as chief White House correspondent for Fox News and, prior to that, had been their national security correspondent. He and his wife live in Washington, DC, with their two sons.

About the Narrator

Danny Campbell is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an actor who has appeared in CBS’ The Guardian, the films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and in over twenty-five commercials. He is a company member of The Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles, has appeared in numerous commercials, and is an adjunct faculty member at Santa Monica College.