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Eisenhower by Carlo D'Este
Book Description"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." "The Washington Post Book World"Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of the supreme Allied commander.With full access to private papers and letters, Carlo D'Este has exposed for the first time the untold myths that have surrounded Eisenhower and his family for over fifty years, and identified the complex and contradictory character behind Ike's famous grin and air of calm self-assurance.Unlike other biographies of the general, "Eisenhower "captures the true Ike, from his youth to the pinnacle of his career and afterward."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805056877
(229mm x 152mm x 48mm)
Imprint: Holt McDougal
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Publish Date: 15-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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All contributing authors are recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
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A brilliant and definitive narrative of the most brutal and costly World War II battle in the Mediterranean by a leading military historian. 73 black-and-white halftones; 16 maps.
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Author Biography - Carlo D'Este
Carlo D'Este, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of" Patton: A Genius for War" and three other books on World War II, all of which received high praise. He lives in New Seabury, Massachusetts.
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