Eisenhower: Soldier and President

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Simon and Schuster, 15 okt. 1991 - 635 sidor
Stephen E. Ambrose draws upon extensive sources, an unprecedented degree of scholarship, and numerous interviews with Eisenhower himself to offer the fullest, richest, most objective rendering yet of the soldier who became president.

He gives us a masterly account of the European war theater and Eisenhower's magnificent leadership as Allied Supreme Commander. Ambrose's recounting of Eisenhower's presidency, the first of the Cold War, brings to life a man and a country struggling with issues as diverse as civil rights, atomic weapons, communism, and a new global role.

Along the way, Ambrose follows the 34th President's relations with the people closest to him, most of all Mamie, his son John, and Kay Summersby, as well as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Harry Truman, Nixon, Dulles, Khrushchev, Joe McCarthy, and indeed, all the American and world leaders of his time. This superb interpretation of Eisenhower's life confirms Stephen Ambrose's position as one of our finest historians.

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Användarrecension  - JosephKing6602 - LibraryThing

Very readable biography of Dwight Eisenhower and the history of US events/politics during the 1940s,1950s, and 1960s. I liked the length and readability, but for some of the key players surrounding ... Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

Stephen Ambrose is a favorite writer of mine--one of the most readable and insightful of the contemporary historians I've read. He's written extensively on World War II at all levels from the generals ... Läs hela recensionen

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Foreword
11
Abilene West Point World War I
15
Between the Wars
36
Preparing the First Offensive
60
North Africa Sicily and Italy
83
DDay and the Liberation of France
120
The West Wall and the Battle of the Bulge
160
The Last Offensive
182
Peace in KoreaCoup in IranAtoms for Peace
327
McCarthy and Vietnam
346
ChiNats and ChiComs
373
The Geneva Summit and a Heart Attack
389
The 1956 Campaign
412
Little Rock and Sputnik
436
1958A Most Difficult Year
455
Transition and Assessment
530

Peace
204
Columbia NATO and Politics
238
Candidate
268
Getting Started
288
The Chance for Peace
301
Elder Statesman
549
Epilogue
572
Bibliography
595
MAPS
623
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Om författaren (1991)

Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History.

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