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Title:  Eisenhower: Soldier and President (The Renowned One-Volume Life)
Binding:  Paperback: 640 pages
Author:  Stephen E. Ambrose (Author)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 15, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0671747584
ISBN-13: 9780671747589

Product Dimensions: 
9.1 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
Category(ies) :  Biography
Shipping weights:  1.4 pounds
Price: RMB180.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription

Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier who became president. He gives us a masterly account of the European war theater and Eisenhower's magnificent leadership as Allied Supreme Commander. Ambrose's recounting of Eisenhower's presidency, the first of the Cold War, brings to life a man and a country struggling with issues as diverse as civil rights, atomic weapons, communism, and a new global role.
Along the way, Ambrose follows the 34th President's relations with the people closest to him, most of all Mamie, his son John, and Kay Summersby, as well as
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Harry Truman, Nixon, Dulles, Khrushchev, Joe McCarthy, and indeed, all the American and world leaders of his time. This superb interpretation of Eisenhower's life confirms Stephen Ambrose's position as one of our finest historians.



Synosis

This biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower takes the reader up through his military career and his leadership as Allied Supreme Commander, his presidency - the first of the Cold War - and his relations with family, friends and Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, McCarthy, Nixon, LBJ and others.



Publisher Comments


About the Author

Stephen E. Ambrose is Boyd Professor of History and Director of the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans. He is the author of the critically acclaimed three-volume biography of Richard Nixon, Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962, Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972, and Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990.



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