“An important work, and one sure to cause controversy.” —Publishers Weekly

A worthy effort at reappraisal.” —Jay Freeman, Booklist

“Irwin Gellman’s superb research and plausible reconstruction of the Eisenhower‑Nixon relationship may well revolutionize the meaning of historical revisionism. The President and the Apprentice is an unsettling tour de force.David Levering Lewis, author of King: A Biography and W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

“Irv Gellman gives us a clear and carefully researched look at Ike as a leader and mentor of Richard Nixon. He provides plenty of new material that provides a fresh look at this important relationship.” George P. Shultz, author of Turmoil and Triumph: My Years as Secretary of State

The conclusions and research are irrefutable. Gellman is spot‑on about Ike’s management style, his and Nixon’s working relationship, his strengths as a bureaucratic leader, his civil rights record, his handling with Nixon of McCarthy, his impact on domestic policy, his handling of the Sputnik episode, and his dominance of and leadership in foreign policy. Overall, a wonderfully succinct summary of very complex stuff.  This will be, hands down, the most important book ever written on Nixon’s vice presidency and his relationship to the president.” —David A. Nichols, author of A Matter of Justice:  Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution

The President and the Apprentice is an important, illuminating book. There has been a great deal written about Eisenhower and Nixon in recent years, but none of us has done the archival work done by Irv Gellman, or even close.” —Evan Thomas, author of Ike’s Bluff

“Irwin Gellman, the world’s premier Nixon scholar, breaks new ground with his fascinating portrayal of Nixon's unprecedented and still unacknowledged activist vice‑presidency and his complicated relationship with a brilliant President Eisenhower.  Gellman's narrative is based on his unsurpassed knowledge of a vast array of valuable but often underused source materials.” —Melvin Small, author of The Presidency of Richard Nixon

The President and the Apprentice fulfills its ambitions so successfully that no future study of the Eisenhower‑Nixon years can afford to ignore what Gellman has accomplished. His insights illuminate every significant issue from Ike's election in 1952 to the rise of Nixon as his successor, all with awesome scholarship. This is a major work of history and biography.” Herbert S. Parmet, author of Richard Nixon and His America

“Irwin Gellman has emerged from years in the archives to tell the fascinating story of President Dwight Eisenhower and his relationship with his vice president, Richard Nixon. Gellman dispels the fog that has long enveloped this subject and casts new light on a critical Cold War presidency. Masterfully written, The President and The Apprentice is a must read for anyone who, like me, loves good political history.” Allen Matusow, author of The Unravelling of America