Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler

Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler

The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor. "An extraordinary story. . . a gripping, moving tale." -- Evan Thomas, author of Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World "A historical treasure unearthed . . . A must-read for all Cold War scholars, it is a great read for everyone else." -- Marti The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor. "An ext...

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Title:Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler
Author:Peter Shinkle
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:158642243X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler Reviews

  • Gayle
    Mar 24, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • William Miles
    Mar 09, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

  • Lianne Burwell
    Nov 07, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

  • Karl Hafer, Jr.
    Mar 14, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Brian Williams
    Mar 09, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Eric Luce
    Feb 23, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Kevin
    Mar 23, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • David
    Apr 06, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Devin
    Oct 17, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Ron Willoughby
    Feb 25, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

  • Joel Martin
    Jan 12, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • willowdog
    Oct 17, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

  • willowdog
    Oct 17, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

  • Anup Gokhale
    Jan 03, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

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  • Chris Carson
    Dec 08, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

  • Allen Leverett
    Jan 27, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Hugh Ferguson
    Mar 27, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • Marie Loerzel
    Dec 17, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • Brett Fulesday
    Jan 27, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • William Benner
    Jan 05, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Steven Barnes
    Jan 12, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • JAMES CHILSON
    Feb 26, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Tim Flack
    Jan 03, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • Pawansingh
    Jan 30, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • Stephen Grace
    Mar 23, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Randall Roller
    Feb 23, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

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  • Mr. Book
    Mar 12, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Ros
    Mar 24, 2018

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Carol Tummarello
    Jan 01, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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  • Jeremiah Russler
    Jan 10, 2019

    Ike's Mystery Man by Peter Shinkle is a very interesting combination of biography and history. On the whole, it is a biography of Robert Cutler, who was the first National Security Advisor. He was also a gay man working in the government during the McCarthy era, when not only commun...

    A terrific read. If you?re interested in IKE?s presidency, the Cold War, or what it was like to live as a gay man in the 50?s closet, this is a terrific story. Well worth the read. ...

    The life of Robert Cutler, a confidant of President Eisenhower, who compartmentalized his gay life for 40 years, is wonderfully told. If one is looking for a gay life during the 1930's through 1960's, one will be disappointed. After an experience in his youth, he seems to have buried t...

    I read political biographies to gain insight into an era or obscure, yet significant, events. I don?t read them to find out who slept with whom (straight, gay or bi). General Cutler?s nephew seems so intrigued w his uncle?s love life and what young man he has fallen for that he s...

    Wonderfully written biography of a man with a tragic story. ...

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