Biography

Catherine Whitney

Catherine Whitney

Books by Catherine Whitney

by Bret Baier and Catherine Whitney - Biography, Nonfiction

In this debut history from one of America’s most influential political journalists, Bret Baier casts the three days between Dwight Eisenhower’s prophetic “farewell address” on the evening of January 17, 1961, and his successor John F. Kennedy’s inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the final mission of one of modern America’s greatest leaders. 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. 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.