Whatever closeness may develop between the President of the United States and their Vice-President rarely extends beyond their term in office. But President’s Eisenhower and Nixon seemed inexplicably bound to one another partly as a result of Nixon’s political tactics and also from the development of family ties. Jeffery Frank says it wasn’t a particularly good relationship, but it was a relationship that endured and shaped the United States politics and policy for decades to come. Maria Armoudian discusses the relationship between Nixon and Eisenhower with Franks.

Jeffery Frank is an author and journalist. He is the author of Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage.



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