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A Presidential Bond: Likable Ike & Tricky Dick

Sep 11, 2013

It was an odd couple who won the 1952 presidential race: Likable Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower and tricky Richard "Dick" Nixon. 

Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon won the presidential election in 1952 and in 1956.

In the second part of Thursday's Up to Date, we’ll take a look at the complicated relationship between the two men with Jeffrey Frank, author of Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage.


  • Jeffrey Frank was a senior editor at The New Yorker and the deputy editor of the Washington Post’s Outlook section. He is the author of four novels, including The Columnist, Bad Publicity and Trudy Hopedale.

HEAR MORE: Jeffrey Frank will speak Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St.