In this third installment of the Great Generals series, World War II expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed. Wukovits follows Eisenhower's advocacy of the tank in the pre-war years, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. He skillfully demonstrates how Eisenhower's evolution as a commander, his military doctrine, and his diplomatic skills are crucial to the understanding of modern warfare.
"Wukovits's book is excellently researched, but his greatest merit as an historian is a rare ability to make the past a real, living thing....A superior history of an intensely human man." (Robert Barr Smith, colonel, US Army [ret.])
"With his depth of research, insightful approach, and clarity of style, the author and military historian John Wukovits has managed to put a human face on one of the 20th-century's greatest figures and turn an historical icon into a flesh-and-blood human being." (Flint Whitlock, author of The Fighting First: The Untold Story of the Big Red One on D-Day)
"In his highly readable and concise style, John Wukovits has once again succeeded in packing a wealth of information into a single volume on the life of one of the greatest soldier-statesmen in history. He conveys the strength of character and innate leadership of Dwight Eisenhower in a manner which will captivate the reader." (Michael E. Haskew, editor, WWII History Magazine)
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