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In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commanders leadership during World War II.
Ambrose brings Eisenhowers experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the generals skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world. Ambrose, then the Associate Editor of the Generals official papers, analyzes Eisenhowers difficult military decisions and his often complicated relationships with powerful personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. This is the definitive account of Eisenhowers evolution as a military leaderfrom its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.
Stephen E. Ambrose was the author or co-author of more than thirty books on military affairs and foreign policy. Early in his career he was an associate editor of The Eisenhower Papers, and he later went on to publish the definitive, three-part biography of Eisenhower, as well as many bestselling books of military history, including Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage. He died in 2002.
"Extraordinarily fascinating. . . . General Dwight Eisenhower comes remarkably alive."
The New York Times Book Review
"Ambrose is that rare breed: an historian with true passion for his subjects."
"Ambrose should be assigned a special, honored place among modern historians. . . . All of us who write or read history are in his debt."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"A masterful historian."