Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

Eisenhower A Soldier s Life An excellent book D Este s masterly account comes into its own The Washington Post Book WorldBorn into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas the son of stern pacifists Dwight David Eisenhower graduat

  • Title: Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life
  • Author: Carlo D'Este
  • ISBN: 9780805056877
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • An excellent book D Este s masterly account comes into its own The Washington Post Book WorldBorn into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school likely to teach history than to make it Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of An excellent book D Este s masterly account comes into its own The Washington Post Book WorldBorn into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school likely to teach history than to make it Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of the supreme Allied commander.With full access to private papers and letters, Carlo D Este has exposed for the first time the untold myths that have surrounded Eisenhower and his family for over fifty years, and identified the complex and contradictory character behind Ike s famous grin and air of calm self assurance.Unlike other biographies of the general, Eisenhower captures the true Ike, from his youth to the pinnacle of his career and afterward.

    Eisenhower A Soldier s Life by Carlo D Este From the bestselling author of Patton A Genius for War comes a compelling new account of the transformation of General Dwight D Eisenhower, from apprehensive soldier to Eisenhower A Soldier s Life Carlo D Este, Institute for From the bestselling author of Patton A Genius for War comes a compelling new account of the transformation of General Dwight D Eisenhower, from apprehensive soldier Eisenhower A Soldier s Life Carlo D Este Buy Eisenhower A Soldier s Life by Carlo D Este, D Este ISBN from s Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Eisenhower A Soldier s Life Carlo D Este An excellent book D Este s masterly account comes into its own The Washington Post Book World Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school likely to teach history than to make it. Home Ike s Soldiers Before Dwight D Eisenhower became President, he was a five star general in the United States Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. eisenhower soldier and president Eisenhower Ike and Clausewitz on the Western Front, Relationship with Fox Conner, Comparative Study of Soldiers Turned Political Leader Grant and Eisenhower Eisenhower A Soldier s Life Fulfillment by FBA is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in s fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for Military career of Dwight D Eisenhower The military career of Dwight D Eisenhower encompassed over forty six years of active service Early Eisenhower disliked serving with the Buffalo Soldiers regiment Eisenhower was the only general to serve as President in the twentieth century, Kay Summersby Kathleen Helen Summersby BEM ne MacCarthy Morrogh November January , known as Kay Summersby, was a member of the British Mechanised Transport Corps during World War II, who served as a chauffeur and later as personal secretary to Dwight D Eisenhower during his period as Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Dwight D Eisenhower Eisenhower was born David Dwight Eisenhower in Denison, Texas, and he was raised in Kansas in a large family of mostly Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry His family had a strong religious background His family had a strong religious background.

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    1. Carlo D'Este

      Carlo D Este retired from the U.S Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1978, having served overseas in Germany, Vietnam, and England Born in Oakland, California, he received his B.A from Norwich University and his M.A from the University of Richmond and an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Norwich in 1992.

    425 thoughts on “Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life”

    1. bestpresidentialbios/2016“Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life” by Carlo D’Este was published in 2002 and remains one of the most frequently read books on the thirty-fourth president. D’Este is a biographer, a military historian and a retired Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army. He is best known for his critically acclaimed biography “Patton: A Genius for War.”Excellent in many respects, D’Este’s biography of Eisenhower is regrettably not comprehensive. Its scope extends from Ike’s birth on [...]


    2. D'Este writes an exhaustive biography of Eisenhower up to the end of the European theater of WWII in May 1945. Clearly, he spent many years working on this massive tome. Exquisite detail is evident throughout the book, starting with the background of Eisenhower's father, David, continuing through Eisenhower's youth and his often contentious relationships with his several brothers, on through his years at West Point, then his glacially slow rise in the Army that culminates with him becoming Gener [...]


    3. A good, thorough and impartial biography of Eisenhower. The book focuses on his career as a soldier and military leader and thus ends immediately following the signing of the armistice in Europe. I'm tempted to say that, as a biography, this book isn't as good as D'Este's definitive work on Patton. But I'm not sure it would be a fair comparison, Patton was such a mercurial figure, both grandly heroic and tragic. It seems easier to reach conclusions about him.By contrast, the central question abo [...]


    4. D'Este does a fantastic job, not only capturing Eisenhower the man, but also in presenting and analyzing the Western Allies' struggle against the Axis, and each other, in World War II. I admit to only reading the 350 odd pages after the Torch landings in Africa, but they left we wanting to read more by D'Este, and that's high praise indeed.


    5. Well Done! This is the most comprehensive and even handed history of one of the greatest periods of the 20th Century. A human icing description of the man and his immediate staff


    6. Wow. I read part of this book as a student of the US Army War College and was so mesmerized, I bought my own copy and look forward to reading the rest of it.


    7. This massive biography of Dwight Eisenhower, focusing on his life up until World War II's end (705 pages of text), is a major investment of time--but well worth it. A major strength of this work is the nuanced analysis of Ike, both his strengths and his weaknesses. He had many flaws, but he also had certain character traits that served the nation and the allies well. The author says of Eisenhower (page 5): "The path from the poverty of turn-of-the-century Abilene, Kansas, to supreme Allied comma [...]


    8. It would seem that it is hard to write a biography of Eisenhower. He was a professional soldier, albeit a very ambitious one, with the professional soldier's wish to remain out of the public eye. Much of this biography is based on reports by others, their diaries and memoirs (intended for public consumption, and therefore necessarily self-serving and not necessarily reliable).What remains is the story of a most remarkable man, who hardly heard a shot fired in anger in his life, and who had no co [...]


    9. "Eisenhower" by Carlo D'Este comes in second to his earlier work, "Patton," but this I blame on the subject,not the author. Patton was a pretty crazy, outgoing guy who wrote a lot and never kept secret his contempt for others. Eisenhower always kept it inside. This made him hard to read as a person. D'Este interviews family members to find out more about "dad". Grown-up kids really fill in this void well, as they can add a layer of understanding once they achieve grown-up perspective. In Eisenho [...]


    10. I read Section VI, (Chapters 30-36) as a reading assignment for my first course at the US Army War College in "Strategic Leadership". This section of the book describes is trial by fire as a strategic leader and preparation as the Supreme Commander of Allied forces in the European Theatre. I found the chapters compelling and vowed to return to read the entire book following graduation in 2011.The book focus is on Eisenhower's life as a soldier, but provides a good understanding of his family, fa [...]


    11. This is a thorough assessment of General of the Army Eisenhower! Carlo D'Este is complementary and critical of General Ike's leadership during the Second World War. The author also weaves the family life of the General throughout the book. Ike's relationship with his parents, brothers, spouse, son and with his WWII driver, Kay Summersby are addressed giving some light to the character and upbringing of Dwight Eisenhower. The author is very critical of General of the Army Bradley's style and subs [...]


    12. Retired Army officer and military historian, D'Este has written a comprehensive biography of Ike's military career. He begins with a brief family history and Dwight David's (Ike) humble birth in Denison, Texas. D'Este takes a balanced, critical view of Eisenhower ipl/div/potus/ddeisenh detailing the strength and weaknesses of his military leadership and connecting to traits leading to his political success. My personal interest in reading about Ike's life began with knowledge that my maternal gr [...]


    13. Eisenhower went from Lt Col to 5 star general and SHAFE ( Supreme Commander Allied Forces Europe - overall in charge of 2 1/2 million forces and tens of thousends of tanks, ships and plaines. His greatest task was keeping the Allies together - no little task with all the egos. He was a super manager of men and material and was spotted very early in his career. His personality was such that he was liked and apparently personable, and, at the same time, a very unemotional and tacturn man. This boo [...]


    14. Seriously in-depth biography of Eisenhower up to the surrender of the Germnay in May 1945.Why I started this book: It was on Army's recommended reading list and I loved Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn trilogy.Why I finished it: Stubbornness. It was odd how detailed the book was until the very abrupt ending. Especially since D'Este mentioned his future presidency more than once. Not that I would have survived a longer book. This was definitely a marathon.


    15. I've read a couple of biographies of Eisenhower. How is this one different? Like the author who wrote Patton: A Genius of War, This one is about the military background and how Ike became the supreme Allied Commander in Europe and North Africa during World War II. He masterminded and planned the amphibious assaults of North Africa, Italy, Sicily, and Normandy as well as the invasion of Germany. He was also a diplomat when American and British commands were tense especially between Patton and Mon [...]


    16. Thorough and interesting book about Eisenhower's early years through WWII surrender of Germany. The early years are detailed, intimate and tells the story of the man we know as Ike. The pre-war years, courtship with Mamie provide context to decisions he makes later. The WWII portion is long but feels under-detailed as there was so many things to comment about--of course the book would be longer than War and Peace if it was more specific. The author appears enthralled with Ike--this make the stor [...]


    17. What a great read! Without a doubt, one of the most interesting and informative books I've ever read on World War II history. Was particularly impressed by what D'Este wrote about Ike's relationships with Bradley and Patton, what actually transpired in the battle of the Falaise Pocket, Bradley's performance leading up to and during the battle of the Buldge, Ike's military decision to halt the Allied armies at the Elbe, the war-long British military pressure upon General Ike as Supreme Allied Com [...]


    18. Amazing biography, exhausting research. Way more than most of us need to know about Ike but overall terrific insight into this man charged with saving Europe from Hitler. The analysis of his relationship with his peers turned subordinates, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery, Smith, transforms the leadership myth into concise examples of Ike's persuasive abilities and enormous personal commitment he made to leading the leadership team to victory.At the end it describes his exhaustion, how he survived an [...]


    19. I really enjoyed this book. I would have given it a five if it were not for stopping at the end of World War II. I didn't realize that the book didn't cover his later life. It was very detailed about the war which was a little slow, although interesting. Although people are very hard on Eisenhower and his decisions now, it is easy to be critical of a person in hindsight. He had a great many lives in his hands and who knows how incapacitating that would be if you were truly in his place. I still [...]


    20. I must say that I'd hoped I'd get more from this book, but I think the story's incomplete. D'Este's biography of Eisenhower stops at the end of the war in Europe in 1945, but progresses no further, investigating the decisions that he made and the world he helped create when he was elected President in 1952. After Patton, D'Este raised my expectations for this book, and I feel a little disappointed.


    21. This is a very good book about Eisenhower from his early life through WWII. It is a very good view of early 20th century American military and what it really takes to become a "surpreme commander." It takes more politics and smarts than most military leaders have. If you like history it is a good book to read.


    22. Interesting Readlled with in-depth insights into Ike's Youth, West Point and the challenges of a Military Leader; up thru WWIIovides inside look into the relationships IKE had with such iconic figures as MacArthur,Churchill, Roosevelt, Patton, Bradley, Marshall, and Monty.Highly recommend to fans of Military History!!!!


    23. Extremely detailed account of the development of an interesting and intellegent man - complex and VERY human at times. The continual interplay of Politics was very enlightening and telling of what happens in all human endeavors! Worth the read!


    24. Thorough, historically accurate, and from what I can tell, fairly unbiased. Eisenhower the soldier led a distinctive life that every officer in the US military can learn a great deal from.However it was rather dense, too put it mildly. Sometimes less is more, D'Este.


    25. Of the books on Ike I've read, this is the most comprehensive on his military career. Strong focus on his leadership at SHAEF.


    26. An excellent biography of Eisenhower the warrior. I've always been person who thought Eisenhower was overrated. I now a a sense in what George Marshall saw in him. A good read.


    27. Thorough, comprehensive -- in fact, too comprehensive- So much detail and trivia that the reading experience begins to drag.


    28. It was an interesting read. D'Este did not refer as much as he did in Patton to other books he had written so I found it a little easier read.




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