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Adams Media Corporation, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 685 pages
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This in-depth biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower offers fresh perspectives, not only on World War II and the Korean War, but also on the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and Vietnam.

Here readers will meet the whole man for the first time. Perret brings together a wealth of materials made available only in recent years. The result is nothing less than an original, authoritative and provocative portrait of Eisenhower, as a man, a soldier and a president. These new sources finally resolve the many questions that have, until now, been matters only of speculation and rumor. From his alleged affair with Kay Summersby, his wartime driver to how he brought the Korean War to an end within months of becoming President, readers will find Geoffrey Perret's Eisenhower to be a book worthy of its remarkable and controversial subject.

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User Review  - Burt Schoeppe - Goodreads

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User Review  - Greg Holdsworth - Goodreads

The best overall biography of Eienhower I have read. Terrific descriptions of his dealings with large ego generals and politicians, modestly and wisely managing these men.I didn't expect to like this ... Read full review

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Geoffrey Perret was educated at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years. He lives in England with his wife.

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