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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. andlt;BRandgt; 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.

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.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword

1 Abilene, West Point, World War I

2 Between the Wars

3 Preparing the First Offensive

4 North Africa, Sicily, and Italy

5 D-Day and the Liberation of France

6 The West Wall and the Battle of the Bulge

7 The Last Offensive

8 Peace

9 Columbia, NATO, and Politics

10 Candidate

11 Getting Started

12 The Chance for Peace

13 Peace in Korea — Coup in Iran — Atoms for Peace

14 McCarthy and Vietnam

15 ChiNats and ChiComs

16 The Geneva Summit and a Heart Attack

17 The 1956 Campaign

18 Little Rock and Sputnik

19 1958 — A Most Difficult Year

20 A Revival

21 1960 — High Hopes and Unhappy Realities

22 Transition and Assessment

23 Elder Statesman

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

MAPS

North Africa and Sicily and the Invasion of France

The Defeat of Germany

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671747589
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to present)
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Eisenhower, dwight d. (dwight david), 1890-19
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
president eisenhower, general eisenhower, i like ike, allied commander, general at d-day, normandy, 34th president, cold war president, band of brothers, undaunted courage, supreme commander, pegasus bridge, david mccullough, truman, presidential biograph
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
670
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP B/W INSERT
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 25.2 oz

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