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A stirring exploration of our thirty-fourth President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. From the time of his childhood in rural Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of himself and his country was one of confidence and hope. His hard-working parents taught him self-reliance and nothing that happened in his long career ever eroded this trait. During nearly half a century of service to h A stirring exploration of our thirty-fourth President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. From the time of his childhood in rural Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of himself and his country was one of confidence and hope. His hard-working parents taught him self-reliance and nothing that happened in his long career ever eroded this trait. During nearly half a century of service to his country and the world, Eisenhower displayed a deep understanding of the nation's problems, aspirations, and fears that prevailed during both war and peace. He possessed an ability to communicate with the American people in a remarkable way. They saw in him a man of sincerity and instructive good will, and they trusted him implicitly. And Eisenhower demonstrated these qualities to his countrymen again and again in full measure. “Dwight D. Eisenhower: An Associated Press Biography” includes a new Foreword by retired Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, a bonus feature called The "Great Deception," and select photographs from the AP archives.


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A stirring exploration of our thirty-fourth President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. From the time of his childhood in rural Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of himself and his country was one of confidence and hope. His hard-working parents taught him self-reliance and nothing that happened in his long career ever eroded this trait. During nearly half a century of service to h A stirring exploration of our thirty-fourth President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. From the time of his childhood in rural Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vision of himself and his country was one of confidence and hope. His hard-working parents taught him self-reliance and nothing that happened in his long career ever eroded this trait. During nearly half a century of service to his country and the world, Eisenhower displayed a deep understanding of the nation's problems, aspirations, and fears that prevailed during both war and peace. He possessed an ability to communicate with the American people in a remarkable way. They saw in him a man of sincerity and instructive good will, and they trusted him implicitly. And Eisenhower demonstrated these qualities to his countrymen again and again in full measure. “Dwight D. Eisenhower: An Associated Press Biography” includes a new Foreword by retired Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, a bonus feature called The "Great Deception," and select photographs from the AP archives.

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Leanne Pazik

    Excellent book!!! I have enjoyed this book immensely, it was informative, with lots of interesting information, without being text book or boring!!! What an incredible man.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    I haven't ready any hagiography, but I have read David Halberstam, and this book comes pretty darn close to the late great (make that "latest greatest") king of the superlatives. Mr. Morin seems to have known the former General and President pretty well, and wants us to believe that he was a man of superhuman modesty. Um . . . maybe that's true. Still, he left out a lot of evidence that would have contradicted his thesis, like Ike's infidelities (an excusable omission) and attempted interference I haven't ready any hagiography, but I have read David Halberstam, and this book comes pretty darn close to the late great (make that "latest greatest") king of the superlatives. Mr. Morin seems to have known the former General and President pretty well, and wants us to believe that he was a man of superhuman modesty. Um . . . maybe that's true. Still, he left out a lot of evidence that would have contradicted his thesis, like Ike's infidelities (an excusable omission) and attempted interference in the Brown v. Board of Education decision (heaven forbid we believe that Ike is less than a paragon of civil rights). There's no mention of the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956, or Richard Nixon's disastrous South American tour in '58. You'd think, from this book, that the Trickster was just Ike's loyal subordinate, and that the tepid support he displayed for his chosen successor in 1960 was just . . y'know . . Ike being his usual, supernaturally down-to-Earth self. Now, I like Ike. From what I've read about him, he was a good man, a good soldier, and an okay President. I have to believe, though, that he was more complicated than the Gumpish paragon of decency portrayed here, but I guess America needs its heroes.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Brendan Hughes

    Very solid presidential biography. Unlike some other presidential biographies, I think this book did a good job at keeping it relatively short and to the point. It didn't include what I think are unnecessary details going into great depth about the family history and things like that. Very solid presidential biography. Unlike some other presidential biographies, I think this book did a good job at keeping it relatively short and to the point. It didn't include what I think are unnecessary details going into great depth about the family history and things like that.

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