Bret Baier with Catherine Whitney
Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission
In this time of transition of presidential power, Baier and Whitney’s account of Ike’s attempt to leave his successor (JFK) with a sense of the task ahead is both timely and disturbing. The authors are plainly pro-Eisenhower, building a case for his accomplishments, and are slightly dismissive of Kennedy’s boyish desire to grab the metaphorical car keys and drive himself. It’s worth remembering that Ike stopped the Korean War and kept the peace during eight years of U.S.-Soviet tension. His farewell address, containing the phrase “military industrial complex,” makes you long for the days when national leaders acted like grownups.
– Bruce Collier
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Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
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Corner Wine Bar Offers Medley of Contrasting Tastes, Textures
I’ve been a fan of Vin’tij since it opened more than 20 years ago in Miramar Beach. In case you haven’t been for a while, they’ve moved from their more modest location...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....