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Truman and Eisenhower ~ THURSDAYS, JUL 1- AUG 26, 2021, 7PM

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Truman and Eisenhower. 9 Thursdays, July 1- August 26 30, 2021, 7PM. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A.  Tuition: $315 (FOR ONLINE, ONLY ONE TUITION PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY. PHONE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR VERY LIMITED IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT $315 EACH -- 408-864-4060, M-F, 10AM-4PM)

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Truman and Eisenhower. After FDR, a scion of America's Eastern, Harvard-educated elite, came two presidents from the American heartland: Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. Harry Truman, born in 1884, was the living bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Although he has a university in his home state of Missouri named after him, he was the only modern president who never spent a single day in college. He left office with an approval rating of 22 percent, yet he is now recognized as one of the top-tier presidents, his reputation in 2021 standing higher than ever. Was his far more popular successor, Dwight Eisenhower, as great a president as he was a general? Derided by his detractors as a somnambulant mediocrity, he was in fact both a shrewd politician and a decisive leader in a crucial period of the Cold War, which he came close to ending.

9 Thursdays, July 1- August 26 30, 2021, 7PM. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A.  Tuition: $315 (FOR ONLINE, ONLY ONE TUITION PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY. PHONE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR VERY LIMITED IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT $315 EACH -- 408-864-4060, M-F, 10AM-4PM)

Bruce Thompson is a lecturer in the Departments of History and Literature and the Associate Director of Jewish Studies at U.C.-Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford; his areas of scholarly research include European intellectual and cultural history, French history, British Isles history, American Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of cinema, and the history of espionage.