The Supreme Commander

The Supreme Commander

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by Stephen E. Ambrose
     
 

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In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II.
 
Ambrose brings Eisenhower’s experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general’s skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed

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In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II.
 
Ambrose brings Eisenhower’s experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general’s skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world. Ambrose, then the Associate Editor of the General’s official papers, analyzes Eisenhower’s difficult military decisions and his often complicated relationships with powerful personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. This is the definitive account of Eisenhower’s evolution as a military leader—from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307946638
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
104,893
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen E. Ambrose wrote twenty books on military affairs and foreign policy. Early in his career he was an associate editor of The Eisenhower Papers, and he later went on to publish the definitive, three-part biography of Eisenhower, as well as many bestselling books of military history, including Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage. He died in 2002.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 10, 1936
Date of Death:
October 13, 2002
Place of Birth:
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Place of Death:
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Education:
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1958; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1963

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The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stephen Ambrose continues to not disappoint. This book gives the reader the feel of the frustrations of being the Supreme Commander of a multinational force in a theater of war. The need to way every decision on what is not military sound and necessary but the political ramifications as well; not only for his only country, but for the British as well. A must read for anyone who loves World War II and the study of General Eisenhower.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to get into. It gave alot of information, which is why it was too boring. I would recomend if you are looking for facts about Eisenhower, but not if you are looking for an action packed acount.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago