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In this admiring and enormously readable revision/condensation of his acclaimed two-volume biography, published in 1983 and 1984, Ambrose reminds us that this "great and good man" was the most successful general of the greatest war ever fought and the only president of this century to preside over eight years of peace and prosperity. Tracing Eisenhower's family background, education, military and political careers, and influence as elder statesman, the author chronicles Eisenhower's triumphs and failures and at the same time provides a vivid picture of the off-duty Ike. As Allied Supreme Commander, he is revealed once again as a coalition leader of extraordinary ability (and "an intensely alive human being who enjoyed his job immensely"). As our 34th president, he was a statesman who guided the free world through one of the most dangerous decades of the Cold War. Ambrose argues that Eisenhower has much to say to us today on such fundamental issues as national defense, arms expenditures, the importance of a balanced budget and the desirability of a United States of Europe with an all-European army. This is the definitive one-volume biography of Eisenhower.
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Publishers Weekly The definitive one-volume biography of Eisenhower.
Robert J. Donovan The best book to date on its subject....Of Eisenhower's high rank on the list of presidents there can he little doubt.
John Keegan A magnificent biography.
James MacGregor Bums Fascinating....An important case study in military and political leader ship.
Well written and sourced account of Ike's record with good insight into his mentality. Good and bad are treated equally and pretty objectively.Published 5 days ago by Russ Hill
It's interesting how the perfect leader emerges at a critical time in history: Washington for the American Revolution; Lincoln for the Civil War; Eisenhower for WW II. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathryn L. Olson
There are certain US Presidents whose policies tend to make me scratch my head in bemusement- neither so adored that I admire them or so detested that(pace George W. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Washington
Excellent reading. I found the book very easy to read and learned a great deal about Eisenhower.Published 3 months ago by jack
Stephen Ambrose brought Dwight Eisenhower to life. A must read for anyone interested in American history and World War II.Published 3 months ago by Satinwellness
First two-thirds of the book were an interesting read in the life of Eisenhower. After he became President, I grew bored with the material and put the book down and haven't gone... Read morePublished 4 months ago by C Savage