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The Resource General Ike : a personal reminiscence, John S.D. Eisenhower

General Ike : a personal reminiscence, John S.D. Eisenhower

Label
General Ike : a personal reminiscence
Title
General Ike
Title remainder
a personal reminiscence
Statement of responsibility
John S.D. Eisenhower
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John S.D. Eisenhower modestly explains General Ike as "a son's view of a great military leader -- highly intelligent, strong, forceful, kind, yet as human as the rest of us." It is that, and more: a portrait of the greatest Allied military leader of the Second World War, by the man who knew Ike best. General Ike is a book that John Eisenhower always knew he had to write, a tribute from an affectionate and admiring son to a great father. John chose to write about the "military Ike," as opposed to the "political Ike," because Ike cared far more about his career in uniform than about his time in the White House. A series of portraits of Ike's relations with soldiers and statesmen, from MacArthur to Patton to Montgomery to Churchill to de Gaulle, reveals the many facets of a talented, driven, headstrong, yet diplomatic leader. Taken together, they reveal a man who was brilliant, if flawed nave̐ at times in dealing with the public, yet who never lost his head when others around him were losing theirs. Above all, General Ike was a man who never let up in the relentless pursuit of the destruction of Hitler
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenhower, John S. D.
Dewey number
  • 940.54/0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.E425 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Generals
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • United States
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D
Label
General Ike : a personal reminiscence, John S.D. Eisenhower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Early influences: George S. Patton, Fox Conner, and John J. Pershing. -- 2. Ike and MacArthur: A study in contrasts. -- 3. A general in the wings ... (1940-1941). -- 4. Ike and Patton: The master and his pit bull. -- 5. Marshall and Ike: A winning combination -- 6. Money: Ike's dynamic headache. -- 7. Ike and De Gaulle: The friendship that grew. -- 8. Ike and Winston Churchill: Soldier and statesman, but comrades-in-arms
Control code
51518325
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780743244749
Lccn
2003041045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51518325
Label
General Ike : a personal reminiscence, John S.D. Eisenhower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Early influences: George S. Patton, Fox Conner, and John J. Pershing. -- 2. Ike and MacArthur: A study in contrasts. -- 3. A general in the wings ... (1940-1941). -- 4. Ike and Patton: The master and his pit bull. -- 5. Marshall and Ike: A winning combination -- 6. Money: Ike's dynamic headache. -- 7. Ike and De Gaulle: The friendship that grew. -- 8. Ike and Winston Churchill: Soldier and statesman, but comrades-in-arms
Control code
51518325
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 277 pages
Isbn
9780743244749
Lccn
2003041045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51518325

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