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Eleanor vs. Ike It Is A Time Of Turmoil, With The Nation Mired In An Unpopular War In Korea And With Senator Joseph McCarthy Stirring Up Fear Of A Lurking Communist Menace Racial Discrimination Is Rampant A Woman S Place Is In The Home And When A Shocking Act Of God Eliminates The Democratic Presidential Nominee, The Party Throws Its Support To An Unlikely Standard Bearer Former First Lady And Goodwill Ambassador To The World Eleanor Roosevelt.Captivating And Fast Paced, Eleanor Vs Ike Pits The Unforgettable Eleanor Against The Enormously Popular War Hero Gen Dwight David Ike Eisenhower But While The Opponents Promise An Honest Campaign, Their Strategists Mire The Race In Scandal And Bitter Innuendo Suddenly Eleanor Finds Herself A Target Of Powerful Insiders Who Mean To Destroy Her Good Name And Ku Klux Klan Assassins Dedicated To Her Death As She Gets Caught Up In A Mad Whirl Of Appearances And Political Maneuvering And A Chance Encounter With A Precocious Five Year Old Named Hillary Rodham.


10 thoughts on “Eleanor vs. Ike

  1. says:

    Having a hard time getting through this It s been a few weeks and I m only on chapter 5 I can t get into itI am not drawn in by the way the author gives Eleanor Roosevelt voice It seems like she is from 2008, not 1952 Not sure if I m going to finish this one


  2. says:

    Gerber takes the spirit of Hillary Clinton s 2007 08 campaign and plunks it smartly into the 1952 campaign, in the form of Eleanor Roosevelt This is cotton candy for political junkies.


  3. says:

    Robin Gerber s alternate history novel is based on an intriguing premise as he takes the stage to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952, Adlai Stevenson suffers a fatal heart attack Facing a fractious convention and a politically formidable Republican nominee, the party s leaders turn to Eleanor Roosevelt and ask her to serve as their standard bearer After reluctantly accepting the offer, Roosevelt begins a spirited campaign with the help of a rising young campaign manager and Robin Gerber s alternate history novel is based on an intriguing premise as he takes the stage to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952, Adlai Stevenson suffers a fatal heart attack Facing a fractious convention and a politically formidable Republican nominee, the party s leaders turn to Eleanor Roosevelt and ask her to serve as their standard bearer After reluctantly accepting the offer, Roosevelt begins a spirited campaign with the help of a rising young campaign manager and the devotion of her many passionate supporters Yet in addition to facing long odds and a politically formidable Republican nominee, she must also undertake an additional challenge that no nominee before her has ever had to address that of convincing Americans that the nation is indeed ready for a female president.Like science fiction in general, alternate history is a genre domina...


  4. says:

    A fun read If you know the history of that era it can be predictable but either way, you ll probably learn things about Eleanor Roosevelt you may not have known before.


  5. says:

    Seldom do I finish political fiction, but this one held my interest Like all such, it is frustrating to deal with what is accurate and what is fiction The author spent too much time on allegations of sexual affairs by Eleanor, FDR, and Ike She simplified the policy differences between the parties in 1952 to race and socialism, and the candidate s gender, when there had to be manyissues As in 2016, if one sees the presidential race as only the gender of the candidates, it ignores much Seldom do I finish political fiction, but this one held my interest Like all such, it is frustrating to deal with what is accurate and what is fiction The author spent too much time on allegations of sexual affairs by Eleanor, FDR, and Ike She simplified the policy differences between the parties in 1952 to race and socialism, and the candidate s gender, when there ...


  6. says:

    A plausible what if scenario What if the Democratic Nominee for the 1952 Presidential election, Adlai Stevenson, died right after being nominated Who would be his replacement In this book, Eleanor Roosevelt runs against Eisenhower There is also an appearance of a very young HRC.


  7. says:

    Historical Fiction Parallels Today s Presidential Campaign PoliticsMy first attempt at fiction, The Sex Ed Chronicles, was based on historical events in my hometown and state, but it was a story of fictional characters However, there are brilliant works of historical fiction that stay truer to history, when they use well known historical figures in alternate scenarios.Eleanor and Ike by Robin Gerber is one such work of fiction.In Eleanor and Ike, the presidential race features no incumbent pres Historical Fiction Parallels Today s Presidential Campaign PoliticsMy first attempt at fiction, The Sex Ed Chronicles, was based on historical events in my hometown and state, but it was a story of fictional characters However, there are brilliant works of historical fiction tha...


  8. says:

    Not unlike todays politicians, her leadership speaks of equality and fairness, retelling of past glories, and in her case recycling an old Deal as new It s an era in which women contemplated their role in politics, yet Gerber dwells on bedfellows.Gerber takes the reader back to 1952 and concocts a fantastical yarn in which Eleanor Roosevelt over comes bumbling fellow Democrats which allows her to win the party nomination Then Roosevelt goes head to head against General Eisenhower, good ole Ike Not unlike todays politicians, her leadership speaks of equality and fairness, retelling of past glories, and in her case recycling an old Deal as new It s an era in which women contemplated their role in politics, yet Gerber dwells on bedfellows.Gerber takes the reader back to 1952 and concocts a fantastical yarn in which Eleanor Roosevelt over comes bumbling fellow Democrats which allows her to win the party nomination Then Roosevelt goes head to head against General Eisenhower, good ole Ike stumbles in debates and speeches, and she wins the Presidency in a tight electoral battle There is no arguing that in real life she was a courageous, ground breaking politician and incredible person Yet in this book Roosevelt largely wins the Presidency due to name recognition, being female, etc as she rises to the top on the mi...


  9. says:

    I read this book the first time a few months ago back when Clinton and Obama were still virtually neck and neck in the primaries It s an extremely interesting, and powerful book A few times the writing got to me in such a way that I had to put the book down to compose myself a little bit The great thing about this novel were the small details Like a chance meeting between Eleanor and a young Republican Hillary Rodham On the flip side, the big detractor from the novel were the small deta I read this book the first time a few months ago back when Clinton and Obama were still virtually neck and neck in the primaries It s an extremely interesting, and powerful book A few times the writing got to me in such a way that I had to put the book down to compose myself a little bit The great thing about this novel were the small details...


  10. says:

    It s an interesting idea, having Eleanor Roosevelt running against Eisenhower in 1952, rather than Stevenson It has been said that there are no wrong alternate histories, but only probable ones This one, being somewhat slight, does not seem to rise to that level.Conservatives, should they bother to read this book, would no doubt howl at they way events turn And admittedly, the much noted encounter with a 5 year old Hillary Rodh...