Author of the best-seller FDR, Jean Edward Smith is a master of the presidential biography. Setting his sights on Dwight D. Eisenhower, Smith delivers a rich account of Eisenhower’s life using previously untapped primary sources. From the military service in WWII that launched his career to the shrewd political decisions that kept America out of wars with the Soviet Union and China, Smith reveals a man who never faltered in his dedication to serving America, whether in times of war or peace.
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Excellent HIstory; well written and thorough
For one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, Eisenhower's life story still has much new to offer. As always, Eisenhower is much more interesting in war than in peace, but Smith does the great man justice on both fronts.
Eisenhower in war and peace
Great read but the construct of the media is flawed. Missing photos. Photos split between pages. Footnote sections incomplete.