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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Man of Many Hats; With a Message from John S. D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Man of Many Hats; With a Message from John S. D. Eisenhower

by Phyllis Raybin Emert (Editor), JoAnne B. Weisman, Jay Connolly (Illustrator), John S. D. Eisenhower (Introduction)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-- An admiring look at the stages of Eisenhower's life and career set off by the type of hat he wore during each period. While this is an interesting and unique way to organize a biography, the book is essentially a list of events and just doesn't work. It is extremely brief--a mere 24 pages of text--and the coverage is so shallow that readers will not get any real sense of Eisenhower as a man. The authors provide very little background and frequently discuss major events, such as the second World War, as though readers are familiar with them. There is no index or other supplementary material. Connolly's watercolor illustrations with black-and-white photos to set them off are the best part of the book, giving readers a look at both Eisenhower's life and the world events that influenced him. However, the intended audience is likely to be turned off by the picture book format, while the material is too advanced for young readers. A better choice is Van Steenwyk's Dwight D. Eisenhower, President (Walker, 1987), which covers much of the same material in a more comprehensive and informative way. --Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

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History Compass, LLC
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Picture-Book Biography
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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