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Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century

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Dwight David Eisenhower proudly claimed that he "came from the very heart of America." From his humble youth in Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower rose to the supreme command of the Allied armies that helped destroy Adolf Hitler's Nazi war machine and to the presidency of the United States. Douglas Kinnard's penetrating look at this great military leader and commander in chief serves as an introduction to Eisenhower's life and provides a concise account of the momentous military and political events of the first half of...
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Overview

Dwight David Eisenhower proudly claimed that he "came from the very heart of America." From his humble youth in Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower rose to the supreme command of the Allied armies that helped destroy Adolf Hitler's Nazi war machine and to the presidency of the United States. Douglas Kinnard's penetrating look at this great military leader and commander in chief serves as an introduction to Eisenhower's life and provides a concise account of the momentous military and political events of the first half of the twentieth century.
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"Concise and thought-provoking . . . These books are intended to provide brief, engaging introductions to great historical figures. Kinnard's effort hits the mark. . . . A first-class introduction to the subject."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574885415
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Series: Military Profiles
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 576,500
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Kinnard’s books include Presiden Eisenhower and Strategy Management: A Study in Defense Politics, Ike 1890-1990: A Pictorial History, and The Certain Trumpet: Maxwell Taylor and the American Experience in Vietnam. A graduate of West Point, he served his country during three wars, retiring as a brigadier general. During his academic career, he held the posts of chief of military history for the U.S. Army and director of the Center for Military History. He joined the political science faculty of the University of Vermont in 1977 and was named professor emeritus in 1984. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
List of Maps xii
Chronology xiii
Chapter 1 Abilene and West Point 3
Chapter 2 Brown Shoe Army 9
Chapter 3 General Ike 22
Chapter 4 The Great Crusade 37
Chapter 5 Road to the White House 57
Chapter 6 Mr. President 64
Chapter 7 Waging Peace 79
Chapter 8 Afterward and Legacies 93
Appendix Ike's Proudest Achievements as President 99
Notes 101
Select Bibliography 105
Index 107
About the Author 113
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