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Writers on a New England Stage: Susan Eisenhower

Miranda Harple

The leadership of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower during pivotal and historic events in our country and on the world stage will be explored at the next installment of Writers on a New England Stage. Susan Eisenhower is a granddaughter of the former president, and a bestselling author, security expert, and Washington, D.C. policy strategist. Eisenhower will visit The Music Hall’s “virtual” stage Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. to discuss her new book, How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.

The acclaimed author will discuss the new biography she wrote about her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower. How Ike Led tells the story of Eisenhower’s leadership as both Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe and as the nation’s 34th president, serving from 1953 to 1961. “Ike” led America through a transformational time. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Susan Eisenhower explores how President Eisenhower was able to help provide our country with eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles.

Susan Eisenhower is one of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's four grandchildren. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and she has appeared frequently on national television and radio.

NHPR's Peter Biello will be in a virtual conversation with Susan Eisenhower on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m., via the Crowdcast platform. The literary conversation is part of Writers on a New England Stage, a partnership of The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio. For tickets, call the Box Office at 603-436-2400, or purchase online.

Aytaj Ismayilova is NHPR’s digital membership associate. She worked as a marketing intern for CatchFire creative agency and as a public relations intern for a local Concord communications agency Louis Karno & Co Communication.

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