America's 34th president was belittled by his critics as the babysitter-in-chief. They were wrong. Dwight Eisenhower was bequeathed the atomic bomb and refused to use it; ground down Joseph McCarthy; built an interstate highway system; andwas the last president until Bill Clinton to leave the country in the black. And the admired general was a champion of peace. Based on rare interviews, newly discovered records, and fresh insights.