THE ADMINISTRATION: Young Man with a Book

Of all the top figures of the Eisenhower Administration, Arthur Larson was the only one to ride to political fame on a book. Larson, brilliant Rhodes scholar and onetime dean of the University of Pittsburgh Law School, published A Republican Looks at His Party when serving as an efficient but little-known Under Secretary of Labor. Ike read the book while recovering from his ileitis operation, was impressed by Larson's carefully reasoned thesis that "New Republicanism" was the wave of the political future, that New Deal Democrats were as out of tune with the times as William McKinley....

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