From Library Journal
This audio version of Eisenhower's World War II experiences is a long but exciting and intriguing memoir. Reader Michael Prichard's pleasant voice adds to the experience of learning about the war from the perspective of one of its chief participants - the Supreme Allied Commander. As commander of the European Theater of Operations, Eisenhower knew firsthand what he was up against, and he shares his feelings here. His personal accounts of military tactics; his reaction to victory and defeat on the battlefield; his political dealings with other allied commanders and politicos; and his relationship with his own staff - including the colorful and controversial George S. Patton - are just some of the areas the listener is exposed to in this comprehensive work. There is also D-Day, the African campaign, the invasion of Italy, and the brutal battles in the Ardennes. Libraries with large audio collections serving history and World War II buffs may want to consider this expensive but quality audiobook. - Steven J. Mayover, formerly with Free Lib. of Philadelphia
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Lifting examples or trying to quote from this brilliant account is almost like tearing threads from the Bayeaux tapestry in order to analzyze its beauty... Rich in lessons and satisfaction for soldiers, statesman, and plain citizens of every country.
This non-ghost-written book is as simple and as forthright as the innumerable admirers of its author have every right to expect it would be.
(New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review
Eisenhower gives the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life.
(New York Times
[A]n orderly, objective, well-documented account of the war in Western Europe.
(Saturday Review of Literature