By Eisenhower, Dwight David; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Ambrose, Stephen E
From historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes a super telling of the struggle in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the tip, 11 months later, on might 7, 1945. This authoritative narrative account is drawn by way of the writer himself from his 5 acclaimed books approximately that clash, so much relatively from the definitive and entire D-Day and Citizen infantrymen. The Victors comprises tales of person battles, raids, acts of braveness and struggling with Pegasus Bridge, an account of the 1st engagement of D-Day, while a detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German safety forces and prepared the ground for the Allied invasion; and from Band of Brothers, an account of an American rifle corporation from the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who fought, died, and conquered, from Utah seashore in the course of the Bulge and directly to Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Germany. As consistently with Stephen Ambrose, the ranks, the standard boys and males, command his consciousness and his awe. The Victors tells their tales, how electorate turned infantrymen within the most sensible military on the planet. Ambrose attracts on millions of interviews and oral histories from executive and personal information, from the excessive command Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton--on down via officials and enlisted men--to re-create the final 12 months of the second one global struggle whilst the Allied infantrymen driven the Germans out of France, chased them throughout Germany, and destroyed the Nazi regime. Read more...
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His relaxed, casual manner was appealing, as was the nickname “Ike,” which seemed to fit so perfectly. His good humor and good looks attracted people. Most reporters found it impossible to be in Eisenhower’s presence and not like him. His mannerisms complemented his good looks. Recording before a newsreel camera for the movie-theater audience back in the States, he spoke with great earnestness directly into the camera, his eyes riveted on the invisible audience. It was a perfect expression of a devotion to duty that he felt deeply, and it electrified viewers.
Sticking a sheet of yellow tissue paper into his typewriter, he tapped out with one finger, “Steps to Be Taken,” then sat back and started thinking. He knew that the Philippines could not be saved, that the better part of military wisdom would be to retreat to Australia, there to build a base for the counteroffensive. But the honor of the army was at stake, and the prestige of the United States in the Far East, and these political factors outweighed the purely military considerations. An effort had to be made.
A week later Marshall recommended Eisenhower for promotion to major general (temporary). In his recommendation to the President, Marshall explained that Eisenhower was not really a staff officer but was his operations officer, a sort of subordinate commander. ” Decades later, in his memoirs, he wrote that he “often wondered” if his outburst and the way in which he had been able to control his emotions and end the session with one of his big lopsided grins had led Marshall to take a greater interest in him.
The victors : Eisenhower and his boys : the men of World War II by Eisenhower, Dwight David; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Ambrose, Stephen E