Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952

Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952

by Stephen E. Ambrose
     
 

Dwight Eisenhower was not exactly born into poverty, but the family's circumstances were at least austere. He was one of seven children; his father, a railway worker. But the family was strong and unified, the youngsters energetic and ambitious.

Ike made it to West Point, where he excelled in sports. He was a natural leader. But it was at Leavenworth years later, as

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Dwight Eisenhower was not exactly born into poverty, but the family's circumstances were at least austere. He was one of seven children; his father, a railway worker. But the family was strong and unified, the youngsters energetic and ambitious.

Ike made it to West Point, where he excelled in sports. He was a natural leader. But it was at Leavenworth years later, as a student at the war college, that his intellectual talent showed itself. He graduated first in his class.

The author draws in a wealth of previously unpublished information to give us this beautiful portrait. As a result Eisenhower emerges as complex, one who as the author states, ". . .was a good and great man."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671440695
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1983
Pages:
640

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