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By Eisenhower, Dwight David; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Ambrose, Stephen E

ISBN-10: 068485628X

ISBN-13: 9780684856285

ISBN-10: 0684856298

ISBN-13: 9780684856292

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, Read more...

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Chronological carrying on with narrative of the second one international conflict starting with the guidance and coaching of the Allied armies and Eisenhower's selection to pass the English Channel to seize the 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.

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