Whether he liked Ike or emphatically did not, the reader will be bound to find some things in this collection of essays to agree with enthusiastically, as well as others to take violent exception to, and still others to merely nod at or learn from. There is a wealth of intimate detail, much of which all but the specialists will probably encounter here for the first time. All in all it is a good sampling of contemporary analysis of a man who is certainly as good a symbol as any for the years 1952-1960. The contributors are: the editor with a fine brief introduction; herman Adams on the White House routine; Samuel Lubell on Ike as politician; Eric F. Goldman on the end of the Korean War and the McCarthy business; Charles J. V. Murphy on economic policy; Richard H. Rovere on Far Eastern diplomacy; Michael Straight lauding Ike at Geneva in '55; John Lear praising him again for the ""Atoms for Peace"" program; Robert J. Donovan describing his illness and decision to run again; James Tobin analyzing the tie-up between national security and economic policy; Norman A. Graebner with a bird's eye view; and Mr. ex-President himself in his Farewell Address. ""GOOD EVENING, my fellow Americans...."" -- Good night, sweet prince, one might answer. Already you and your age seem so very far away. Only your problems remain.