Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

by Carlo D'Este

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Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life by Carlo D'Este

"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." —The Washington Post Book World

Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of the supreme Allied commander.

With full access to private papers and letters, Carlo D'Este has exposed for the first time the untold myths that have surrounded Eisenhower and his family for over fifty years, and identified the complex and contradictory character behind Ike's famous grin and air of calm self-assurance.

Unlike other biographies of the general, Eisenhower captures the true Ike, from his youth to the pinnacle of his career and afterward.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805056877
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/15/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 880
Sales rank: 476,320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.74(d)

About the Author

Carlo D'Este, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of Patton: A Genius for War and three other books on World War II, all of which received high praise. He lives in New Seabury, Massachusetts.

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