November 4, 2016 A Warning To Us All


Dwight David Eisenhower, Addresses, The Spoken Word SW-9403, 1968

This is a pretty straightforward record, in keeping with the straightforward presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.


It’s nothing more than his two fairly boring inaugural addresses, but with the added attraction of his January 1961 farewell address.  That famed address gave us the phrase “military industrial complex” and a warning about becoming the police force for the world.  Needless to say, not may people bought this record.


In fact, there’s scant information available about this record or the Spoken Word record company.  My best guest is that this was some kind of souvenir that would have been sold at a museum gift shop or library.  With the 1968 copywriter date, it was made before the death of it’s subject, so this wasn’t intended as a memorial or tribute.  It’s a nice, plain record to have.  I like it.

Today’s Summary:

Cost: $2, $673 Remaining


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