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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.(Commonweal)
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) See all Editorial Reviews
This is a very important Ike book. Biographies are interesting, but there is nothing better than the man's own words to get the measure of the character... and this man was great! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Clifford Ribaudo
Interesting, but obviously biased, account of the war in Europe, and Eisenhower's participation in World War II. Bill K.Published 3 months ago by Bill K.
Pretty interesting, but I feel Ike was careful not to step on anyone's toes. His descriptions of his relationship with Patton and Montgomery don't match with other reports I have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Baumgartner
Straight from the horse's mouth how the Africa, Italy, and D-day campaigns evolved. Best line -- "We owed a lot to Hitler."Published 4 months ago by Barry Frank
amazing detail…I never doubted Eisenhower's ability, but this book really solidifies his legacy as a master of details and strategy…we couldn't have won WW2 w/o him. Read morePublished 4 months ago by reid c hartson
Excellent historical and factual description of the challenges faced by D.W. Eisenhower during the second World war.Published 6 months ago by Frank Bason