Dwight D. Eisenhower: a bibliography of his times and by Alton R. Lee

By Alton R. Lee

Not just the lives of this century's presidents, but additionally the figures and occasions that encompass them are coated by way of the works during this sequence. this actual quantity covers the lives and occasions of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. millions of books, articles and dissertations are brought up and summarised in every one of those designated, obtainable bibliographies. The contents are organised through subject to permit researchers to simply concentrate on large or slender parts of curiosity. The volumes additionally include introductions assessing the presidents' areas in historical past and targeted chronologies in their lives. each one bankruptcy starts off with an outline of the suitable literature and issues out the foremost assets in several topic parts. the entire volumes are listed via writer and topic.

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Roosevelt decided to name Eisenhower supreme commander of what was then the greatest amphibious operation in history, the invasion of Normandy on D-Day-6 June 1944. This was the Page xvi most important command of his military career. As the Allied armies pressed rapidly across France, a disagreement arose between the supreme commander and General Bernard Montgomery. Eisenhower wanted a broad-front strategy, while the British commander asked for more troops and supplies for a narrow-front attack and breakthrough to Berlin.

In his last two years in office he worked hard to further peace efforts, with mixed results. He and Khrushchev agreed that the latter would visit the United States in the summer of 1959, the former would return the visit in September 1959, and in May 1960 both men would hold another summit meeting in Paris. Khrushchev's tour came off without too many embarrassing moments and the two leaders had cordial talks at Camp David, but the U-2 incident occurred just before the Paris summit and wrecked Eisenhower's plan to promote peace.

Page xv Introduction Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was known affectionately to his friends and to his supporters as ''Ike," was a man of great force and intellect, with old-fashioned values and a most agreeable personality. These traits were revealed not only while he was in the White House but also during his long and distinguished military career. As a young man Eisenhower was too poor to attend college, so he chose the United States Military Academy at West Point as an alternative. A little better-than-average student, he displayed a good deal of interest in athletics and in enjoying himself.

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