Eisenhower in War and Peace
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|Format:||Hardcover, 950 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 February 2012|
In his magisterial bestseller "FDR," Smith provided a fresh, modern look at one of the most indelible figures in American history. Now this peerless biographer returns with a new life of Dwight D. Eisenhower that is as full, rich, and revealing as anything ever written about America's 34th president.
About the Author
Jean Edward Smith is the author of the highly acclaimed "FDR, "winner of the 2008 Francis Parkman Prize; "Grant, "a 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist; "John Marshall: Definer of a Nation; "and "Lucius D. Clay: An American Life." A member of the faculty at the University of Toronto for thirty-five years, and at Marshall University for twelve, he is currently a senior scholar in the history department at Columbia.
"Magisterial."--"The New York Times"
"[A] fine new biography . . . [Eisenhower's] White House years need a more thorough exploration than many previous biographers have given them. Smith, whose long, distinguished career includes superb one-volume biographies of Grant and Franklin Roosevelt, provides just that.""--The Washington Post"
"Highly readable . . . [Smith] shows us that [Eisenhower's] ascent to the highest levels of the military establishment had much more to do with his easy mastery of politics than with any great strategic or tactical achievements."--"The""Wall Street Journal"
"Always engrossing . . . Smith portrays a genuinely admirable Eisenhower: smart, congenial, unpretentious, and no ideologue. Despite competing biographies from Ambrose, Perret, and D'Este, this is the best."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"No one has written so heroic a biography [on Eisenhower] as this year's "Eisenhower in War and Peace" [by] Jean Edward Smith."--"The National Interest"
"Dwight Eisenhower, who was more cunning than he allowed his adversaries to know, understood the advantage of being underestimated. Jean Edward Smith demonstrates precisely how successful this stratagem was. Smith, America's greatest living biographer, shows why, now more than ever, Americans should like Ike."--George F. Will
|Publisher: ||Random House|
|Dimensions: ||23.88 x 17.02 x 5.08 centimeters (1.41 kg)|