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Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and President (Notable Americans) Library Binding – October 14, 2001

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Grades 6-10--This volume chronicles the life of our 34th president. Told in chronological order, the story begins with his childhood years in Texas and Kansas, follows him to West Point, and on to his career in the Army, his appointment as supreme Allied commander during World War II, and his two terms as President of the United States. The text is well written, interesting, and adequately supplemented with typical photographs, such as Ike's boyhood home, his high school baseball team, a West Point portrait, and various political and military shots. Chapters are fairly brief, and cover each segment of the man's life well. A brief appendix explains Eisenhower's contribution to the interstate highway system.

Marilyn Heath, Belton-Honea Path High School, Honea Path, SC

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Gr. 6-12. Eisenhower evolved from a hot-tempered, free-spirited West Point cadet to a meticulous military strategist and shrewd, if seemingly detached, commander in chief. Weaving together private, familial, and professional threads, Young reveals Ike's story with a flair that makes both the man's questionable and admirable traits interesting. Without judging, Young relates details about Ike's remote personality and relationships with key historical figures--among them, Douglas MacArthur and Harry Truman--and about myopic presidential decisions, such as stalling desegregation and ignoring Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt. Colorful portraits of Ike's wife, Mamie, and cold war rival Khrushchev, add interest. There is enough drama here to make the story of the thirty-fourth president a surprisingly dynamic tale. Roger Leslie
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Product Details

  • Series: Notable Americans
  • Library Binding: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Publishing; 1st edition (October 14, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883846765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883846763
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,586,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Library Binding
To the person who wrote that it "reads like a
Jr. High assigned reading," TOUCHÉ, that's what it was published for. The company publishes non fiction for middle to high school education.

So....thanks!
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Format: Library Binding
I bought this book for my husband, who is a history buff. He was pretty disappointed, since he said it read like Jr.High School assigned reading.
If you're looking for a deeper, perceptive book about the soldier and president, you'd better look elsewhere.
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I'm the author and I want to quote the review from the 11/15/2001 issues of Booklist. The review is by Roger Leslie
"Eisenhower evolved from a hot-tempered, free-spirited West Point cadet to a meticulous military strategist and shrewd if seemingly detached commander in chief. Weaving together private, familial and professional threads, Young reveals Ike's story with a flair that makes both the man's questionable and admirable traits interesting. Without judging, Young relates details about Ike's remote personality and relationships with key historical figures - among them Douglas MacArthur and Harry Truman - and about myopic presidedntial decisions such as stalling desegregation and ingnoring Joseph McCarthy's witch hunt. Colorful portraits of Ike's wife Mamie, and cold war rival Krushchev, add interest. There is enough drama here to make the story of the thirty-fourth president a surprisingly dynamic tale."
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