General Ike : A Personal Reminiscence
John EisenhowerISBN: 0743529928;
Book Description John S.D. Eisenhower modestly explains General Ike as "a son's view of a great military leader -- highly intelligent, strong, forceful, kind, yet as human as the rest of us." It is that, and more: a portrait of the greatest Allied military leader of the Second World War, by the man who knew Ike best. General Ike is a book that John Eisenhower always knew he had to write, a tribute from an affectionate and admiring son to a great father. John chose to write about the "military Ike," as opposed to the "political Ike," because Ike cared far more about his career in uniform than about his time in the White House. Portraits of Ike's relations with soldiers and statesmen, from MacArthur to Patton to Montgomery to Churchill tode Gaulle, reveal the many facets of a driven, headstrong, yet diplomatic leader. They reveal a man who was brilliant, if flawed; naive at times in dealing with the public, yet who never lost his head when others around him were losing...
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