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Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century
     

Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century

by Douglas Kinnard
 

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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

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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 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574885415
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Series:
Military Profiles
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(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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