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The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor. "An extraordinary story. . . a gripping, moving tale." -- Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World "A historical treasure unearthed . . . A must-read for all Cold War scholars, it is a great read for everyone else." -- Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer-Prize-winning co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer "This is a book that deserves, and is sure to get, a wide audience." -- Michael Isikoff, co-author of…mehr

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The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor. "An extraordinary story. . . a gripping, moving tale." -- Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World "A historical treasure unearthed . . . A must-read for all Cold War scholars, it is a great read for everyone else." -- Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer-Prize-winning co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer "This is a book that deserves, and is sure to get, a wide audience." -- Michael Isikoff, co-author of Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump President Eisenhower's National Security Advisor Robert "Bobby" Cutler shaped US Cold War strategy in far more consequential ways than previously understood. A lifelong Republican, Cutler also served three Denocratic presidents. The life of any party, he was a tight-lipped loyalist who worked behind the scenes to get things done. While Cutler's contributions to the public sphere may not have received, until now, the consideration they deserve, the story of his private life has never before been told. Cutler struggled throughout his years in the White House to discover and embrace his own sexual identity and orientation, and he was in love with a man half his age, NSC staffer Skip Koons. Cutler poured his emotions into a six-volume diary and dozens of letters that have been hidden from history. Steve Benedict, who was White House security officer, Cutlers' friend and Koons' friend and former lover, preserved Cutler's papers. All three men served Eisenhower at a time when anyone suspected of "sexual perversion", i.e. homosexuality, was banned from federal employment and vulnerable to security sweeps by the FBI.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: STEERFORTH PR
  • Seitenzahl: 416
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Dezember 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 236mm x 156mm x 40mm
  • Gewicht: 673g
  • ISBN-13: 9781586422431
  • ISBN-10: 158642243X
  • Artikelnr.: 51992650
Autorenporträt
Peter Shinkle worked for 19 years as a reporter at various news organizations, including most recently the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He covered the federal court system, and also wrote investigative stories on subjects ranging from improper disposal of radioactive waste to contamination spread by a lead mining company. Shinkle is the great-nephew of Robert Cutler. It was during a family vacation in 2006 that his mother, Judith Cutler Shinkle, and his aunt told him that their "Uncle Bobby" was gay. That sparked a 12-year endeavor to explore the story of the man who was one of President Eisenhower's closest advisors.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface
1. Bostonian Republicans
2. Bachelor
3. Wartime
4. From Old Colony to Psychological Warfare
5. With Ike to Victory
6. Transition
7. The Gay Spy
8. Reforming and Running the NSC
9. Ike's Peculiar Ban on Gays
10. The Passion of Oppenheimer
11. The Iran Coup
12. Mystery Man
13. The Guatemala Coup
14. The Dr. Dick House, Joe McCarthy, and "Sexual Perversion"
15. Exploiting Soviet Vulnerabilities
16. "Losing My Right Arm"
17. The Return
18. "The Greatest Adventure of My Life"
19. Sputnik, Turmoil, and Love
20. Challenging US Nuclear Strategy
21. Venice, Midnight
22. "I Love Him . . ."
23. Investigations - and Agony
24. Ike's Man in Latin America
25. "That Which I Am, I Am"
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index