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Eisenhower: A Soldiers Life
Eisenhower: A Soldiers Life by Carlo DEste 0805056866 9780805056860
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Eisenhower: A Soldiers Life by Carlo DEste

In the weeks leading up to D-Day, Dwight D. Eisenhower seethed with nervous energy. He had not expected his military career to bring him to this moment. The son of pacifists, Ike 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. Beginning with the lasting effect of Eisenhowers impoverished youth, bestselling biographer Carlo DEste follows his subject through West Point and a sometimes troubled marriage; toil under MacArthur in the Philippines during the 1930s; the inner sanctums of the War Department; the generals painful North African apprenticeship; and, finally, the dramatic events leading to the Allied victory in May 1945.Exposing for the first time numerous myths that have surrounded the war hero and his family (such as his romance with his wartime driver, Kay Summersby), DEste also probes Eisenhowers famous clashes with his American peers and the British chiefs of staff, as well as his relations with legendary figures, including Winston Churchill and George S. Patton.Unlike other biographies of the general, Eisenhower captures Ikes true character, from his youth to the pinnacle of his career and afterward.

Author: Carlo DEste

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 864

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.

Publication Date: 2002-06-04

Our Price: $3.89

ISBN: 0805056866

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