The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower

The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose

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  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • Format: Paperback | 752 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 38mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 17 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307946622
  • ISBN 13: 9780307946621
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 529,362

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In North Africa, on the beaches at Normandy, and in the Battle of the Bulge, Dwight David Eisenhower proved himself as one of the world's greatest leaders, skilful both as a diplomat and a military strategist. In his new book, first published by Doubleday in 1970, Ambrose, who was associate editor of the general's official papers, analyses his subject's decisions. Throughout The Supreme Commander he traces the steady development of Eisenhower's generalcy, from its dramatic beginnings through to his time at the top post of Allied command.

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Stephen E. Ambrose wrote twenty books on military affairs and foreign policy. Early in his career he was an associate editor of The Eisenhower Papers, and he later went on to publish the definitive, three-part biography of Eisenhower, as well as many bestselling books of military history, including Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage. He died in 2002.

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"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" "A masterful historian." "--People "

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The story of Ike in his finest hours as the Allies' top strategist in WWII