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Dwight Eisenhower


As Allied commander during World War II and later as president of the United States, Dwight Eisenhower gave America the strength of a great reputation, a fine character, and an abiding sense of mission. He also provided Americans the chance to live up to their best. Few presidents have ever given more. Here, from the eminent historian Kenneth S. Davis, is Eisenhower's remarkable story.

The book includes recollections of Eisenhower written for American Heritage by some of the men who knew him best: Richard Nixon, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Gen. Omar Bradley, Gen. Mark Clark, Edgar and Milton Eisenhower, Sergei Khrushchev, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, and others who worked with Eisenhower.

This comprehensive book also contains an assessment of Ike by political historian Steve Neal ("Why We Were Right to Like Ike"), Michael Korda on Ike's D-Day Decision, and Douglas Brinkley on Ike's Farewell Address.

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