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The Resource Eisenhower : in war and peace, Jean Edward Smith

Eisenhower : in war and peace, Jean Edward Smith

Label
Eisenhower : in war and peace
Title
Eisenhower
Title remainder
in war and peace
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A peerless biographer returns with a new life of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's thirty-fourth president
  • "In this extraordinary volume, Jean Edward Smith presents a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's thirty-fourth president. Here is Eisenhower the young dreamer, charting a course from Abilene, Kansas, to West Point and beyond. Drawing on a wealth of untapped primary sources, Smith provides new insight into Ike's maddening apprenticeship under Douglas MacArthur. Then the whole panorama of World War II unfolds, with Eisenhower's superlative generalship forging the Allied path to victory. Smith also gives us an intriguing examination of Ike's finances, details his wartime affair with Kay Summersby, and reveals the inside story of the 1952 Republican convention that catapulted him to the White House. Smith's chronicle of Eisenhower's presidential years is as compelling as it is comprehensive. Derided by his detractors as a somnambulant caretaker, Eisenhower emerges in Smith's perceptive retelling as both a canny politician and a skillful, decisive leader. He managed not only to keep the peace, but also to enhance America's prestige in the Middle East and throughout the world. Unmatched in insight, Eisenhower in War and Peace at last gives us an Eisenhower for our time -- and for the ages."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jean Edward
Dewey number
  • 973.921092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.S56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Eisenhower : in war and peace, Jean Edward Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-896) and index
Contents
Just folks -- The Great War -- The peacetime Army -- With Pershing in Paris -- With MacArthur in Washington -- Manila -- Louisiana maneuvers -- With Marshall in Washington -- TORCH -- Baptism by fire -- Sicily -- Supreme Commander -- D-Day -- The liberation of France -- Germany -- Chief of staff -- Columbia -- "I like Ike" -- The Great Crusade -- Eight millionaires and a plumber -- First off the tee -- Dien Bien Phu -- New look -- Heart attack -- Suez -- Little Rock -- Military-industrial complex -- Taps
Control code
ocn704557508
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xx, 950 pages
Isbn
9781400066933
Isbn Type
(hbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011008605
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)704557508
Label
Eisenhower : in war and peace, Jean Edward Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-896) and index
Contents
Just folks -- The Great War -- The peacetime Army -- With Pershing in Paris -- With MacArthur in Washington -- Manila -- Louisiana maneuvers -- With Marshall in Washington -- TORCH -- Baptism by fire -- Sicily -- Supreme Commander -- D-Day -- The liberation of France -- Germany -- Chief of staff -- Columbia -- "I like Ike" -- The Great Crusade -- Eight millionaires and a plumber -- First off the tee -- Dien Bien Phu -- New look -- Heart attack -- Suez -- Little Rock -- Military-industrial complex -- Taps
Control code
ocn704557508
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xx, 950 pages
Isbn
9781400066933
Isbn Type
(hbk : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011008605
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)704557508

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