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Publisher's Summary

In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II.
Ambrose brings Eisenhower's experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general's 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 general's official papers, analyzes Eisenhower's difficult military decisions and his often complicated relationships with powerful personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. This is the definitive account of Eisenhower's evolution as a military leader - from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.
©2016 Stephen E. Ambrose (P)2016 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"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." (Ken Burns)
"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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By officerdicky on 12-25-16

If you love military history... this.

Ambrose is simply amazing in his research and writing. Ferrone accomplished a phenomenal narration and brought this to life.

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2 out of 5 stars
By johnathan on 08-05-17

Great writer, terrible reader

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better reader

What did you like best about this story?

The depth of insight was entrancing.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His gravely voice was really hard to endure.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The writing itself was Ambrose superb

Any additional comments?

I would actually buy it again with another reader.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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