Eisenhower in War and Peace

Eisenhower in War and Peace

Jean Edward Smith

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
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“Magisterial.”—The manhattan Times
during this outstanding quantity, Jean Edward Smith offers a portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower that's as complete, wealthy, and revealing as something ever written approximately America’s thirty-fourth president. this is Eisenhower the younger dreamer, charting a direction from Abilene, Kansas, to West aspect and past. Drawing on a wealth of untapped fundamental resources, Smith offers new perception into Ike’s maddening apprenticeship lower than Douglas MacArthur. Then the total landscape of global battle II unfolds, with Eisenhower’s superlative generalship forging the Allied route to victory. Smith additionally provides us an exciting exam of Ike’s funds, information his wartime affair with Kay Summersby, and divulges the interior tale of the 1952 Republican conference that catapulted him to the White House.
Smith’s chronicle of Eisenhower’s presidential years is as compelling because it is entire. Derided by means of his detractors as a somnambulant caretaker, Eisenhower emerges in Smith’s perceptive retelling as either a canny baby-kisser and a skillful, decisive chief. He controlled not just to maintain the peace, but additionally to augment America’s status within the heart East and in the course of the world.
unrivaled in perception, Eisenhower in battle and Peace finally supplies us an Eisenhower for our time—and for the ages.

Praise for Eisenhower in battle and Peace
“[A] high quality new biography . . . [Eisenhower’s] White residence years desire a extra thorough exploration than many prior biographers have given them. Smith, whose lengthy, unusual occupation contains marvelous one-volume biographies of provide and Franklin Roosevelt, offers simply that.”—The Washington Post
“Highly readable . . . [Smith] exhibits us that [Eisenhower’s] ascent to the top degrees of the army institution had even more to do together with his effortless mastery of politics than with any nice strategic or tactical achievements.”—The Wall highway Journal
“Always engrossing . . . Smith portrays a really admirable Eisenhower: shrewdpermanent, congenial, unpretentious, and no ideologue. regardless of competing biographies from Ambrose, Perret, and D’Este, this can be the best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“No one has written so heroic a biography [on Eisenhower] as this year’s Eisenhower in warfare and Peace [by] Jean Edward Smith.”—The nationwide Interest
“Dwight Eisenhower, who used to be extra crafty than he allowed his adversaries to grasp, understood the good thing about being underestimated. Jean Edward Smith demonstrates accurately how profitable this stratagem used to be. Smith, America’s maximum residing biographer, exhibits why, now greater than ever, americans may still like Ike.”—George F. Will

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