Ike (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 800 pages
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Ike is acclaimed author Michael Korda's sweeping and enthralling biography of Dwight David Eisenhower, arguably America's greatest general and one of her best presidents—a remarkable man in an extraordinary time, the hero who won the war and thereafter kept the peace.

  

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User Review  - labdaddy4 - LibraryThing

Very well done and fairly easy to read. This shines a lot of light on what was a pivotal period of time for Great Britain. It highlights the conflict between Hugh Dowding and most others in the high ... Read full review

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User Review  - sswright46168 - LibraryThing

Listened to this in audio; the reader, John Lee, was enjoyable to hear. A good book for fans of British, military, or WWII history. It provided a lot of detail on the build up to the air war in the ... Read full review

Contents

I Hope to God I Know What Im Doing
24
What a Man Did as a Boy
56
Where Else Could You Get a College
84
Second Lieutenant Eisenhower
105
The Greatest Disappointment and Disaster
143
The Education of a Soldier
157
The MacArthur Years
185
As Soon as You Get a Promotion They Start
231
TriumphDDay June 6 1944
475
Stalemate
519
Armageddon 1945
552
I Had Never Realized That Ike Was as Big a Man
584
I Like Ike
637
And So We Came to Gettysburg and to the Farm
695
Lower the Shades
721
Notes
727

London 1942
268
Algiers
310
Sicily
376
Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary
429
Bibliography
743
Index
749
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About the author (2009)

Michael Korda is the author of Ulysses S. Grant, Ike, Hero, and Charmed Lives. Educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and at Magdalen College, Oxford, he served in the Royal Air Force. He took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and on its fiftieth anniversary was awarded the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary. He and his wife, Margaret, make their home in Dutchess County, New York.

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