The Supreme Commander

  • by Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by Richard Ferrone
  • 32 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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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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- officerdicky

Very Interesting of the politics of war

The Supreme Commander is very well written and easy to listen to. What I found out listening to this book was all of the politics of WWll that Eisenhower had to deal with throughout the war, whether it was Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin and all of the allied Generals, he had the patience of a saint or lots of ulcers. America was lucky to have this incredible man leading the allies to the greatest war of the 20th century. One thing I would recommend while listening is to look at Google Maps to get an idea of where the battles were taking place.
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- Timothy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio