Eisenhower: Soldier-Statesman of the American Century (Brassey's Military Profiles)
Douglas KinnardISBN: 1574885413;
Book DescriptionIntroduces a new volume in Brassey?s Military Profiles series Provides an insightful and concise account of America?s foremost warrior-diplomat Examines Eisenhower?s ties to the great figures of twentieth-century political and military affairs Dwight David Eisenhower proudly claimed that he "came from the very heart of America." Yet it could be argued that, despite those provincial beginnings, no other American exerted more influence on world history during the twentieth century. From his humble birth in Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower rose to the supreme command of the Allied armies that helped destroy Adolf Hitler?s Nazi war machine and to the presidency of the United States. Douglas Kinnard?s profile ofthis great soldier-statesman describes his rise through the ranks of the peacetime army of the 1920s and 1930s, recognition of his abilities by such leaders as Douglas MacArthur and George C. Marshall, his "great crusade" in Europe...
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