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The New York TimesAt first Mr. Thomas hammers the bluff conceit so hard that he risks sounding forced and facile. But he winds up making a substantive case for the way that Eisenhower, the World War II Allied forces' supreme commander and one of the greatest shoo-ins in American electoral history, brought his military instincts from the battlefield to the White House…Eisenhower's combination of courage, petulance and cunning are hard qualities to reconcile. And Mr. Thomas sometimes has no answers. But he approaches the ever more changeable Eisenhower legacy with new and intriguing questions.