Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower may not have always seen eye to eye, but one thing they had in common was that their experience in war shaped the presidents they would become. On June 6, the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is hosting a free public program that focuses on how Eisenhower's accomplished military career prepared him for serving as Commander-in-Chief through the Cold War. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

In his latest book, “The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s,” Dr. William I. Hitchcock explores the political climate of the 1950s and how President Eisenhower rose to become a leader on the world stage while guiding the U.S. through the middle of the 20th century.

A book signing will follow the talk. Copies of his book will be available for sale in the Museum gift shop (members receive a 10% discount.)

Although the program is free, reservations are requested, visit https://12130.thankyou4caring.org/events/age-of-eisenhower.