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The Resource Ike's mystery man : the secret lives of Robert Cutler, Peter Shinkle

Ike's mystery man : the secret lives of Robert Cutler, Peter Shinkle

Label
Ike's mystery man : the secret lives of Robert Cutler
Title
Ike's mystery man
Title remainder
the secret lives of Robert Cutler
Statement of responsibility
Peter Shinkle
Title variation
Secret lives of Robert Cutler
Title variation remainder
the secret lives of Robert Cutler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Democratic 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."--Amazon.com
Summary
Draws on diaries, letters, interviews and previously classified archives in a portrait of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor that discusses his role in shaping U.S. Cold War strategy while illuminating the unsung contributions of patriotic gay Americans
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10747196
Cataloging source
YDX
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Shinkle, Peter
Dewey number
  • 973.921092
  • [B]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cutler, Robert
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
  • Cutler, Robert
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
  • Cabinet officers
  • Statesmen
  • Closeted gays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • Cabinet officers
  • Closeted gays
  • Statesmen
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the secret lives of Robert Cutler
Label
Ike's mystery man : the secret lives of Robert Cutler, Peter Shinkle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Bostonian republicans -- Bachelor -- Wartime -- From old colony to psychological warfare -- With Ike to victory -- Transition -- The gay spy -- Reforming and running the NSC -- Ike's peculiar ban on gays -- The passion of Oppenheimer -- The Iran coup -- Mystery man -- The Guatemala coup -- The Dr. Dick House, Joe McCarthy, and "sexual perversion" -- Exploiting Soviet vulnerabilities -- "Losing my right arm" -- The return -- "The greatest adventure of my life" -- Sputnik, turmoil, and love -- Challenging US nuclear strategy -- Venice, midnight -- "I love him..." -- Investigations--and agony -- Ike's man in Latin America -- "That which I am, I am."
Control code
on1028835683
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586422431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1028835683
Label
Ike's mystery man : the secret lives of Robert Cutler, Peter Shinkle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Bostonian republicans -- Bachelor -- Wartime -- From old colony to psychological warfare -- With Ike to victory -- Transition -- The gay spy -- Reforming and running the NSC -- Ike's peculiar ban on gays -- The passion of Oppenheimer -- The Iran coup -- Mystery man -- The Guatemala coup -- The Dr. Dick House, Joe McCarthy, and "sexual perversion" -- Exploiting Soviet vulnerabilities -- "Losing my right arm" -- The return -- "The greatest adventure of my life" -- Sputnik, turmoil, and love -- Challenging US nuclear strategy -- Venice, midnight -- "I love him..." -- Investigations--and agony -- Ike's man in Latin America -- "That which I am, I am."
Control code
on1028835683
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 401 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781586422431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1028835683

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