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IKE: A Great American

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A good man is hard to find, and finding great men is infinitely harder. But here was one. Dwight D. Eisenhower-- 34th President of the United States, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, devoted husband, son and father, lover of peace, passionate American. Wherever he went, greatness walked with him.

IKE tells his story-- in the touching introduction by his wife, Mamie, in photographs from the Eisenhower Library at Abilene, Kansas, in the words of the man himself. Here is the boy who chose for childhood heroes not the white-hatted cowboy stars of his peers, but rather such leaders as Hannibal, Caesar, and George Washington. Here is the clear-thinking West Point Cadet, and the young Army officer whose reputation for "woman hating" was shattered by a saucy young lady named Mamie Geneva Doud.

IKE brings the War years to life in the stirring words of General Eisenhower: as Supreme Commander girding his troops for the invasion of France; as Defender of Liberty giving his famous V-E Day speech; as World Citizen delivering the magnificent Guildhall Address to the people of London.

His greatest leadership challenge came after the war. Everybody liked Ike, and a great many liked him well enough to make him President. Just as he had inspired his men to wartime, so did he uplift his country in time of peace. His most memorable words ring throughout these pages.

Soldier, President, Human Being--IKE presents him as he was. It is a rare story of a man who grew out of the heart of America to leave his mark of greatness on the entire world. Hardcover, 61 pages.


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