Michael Korda's biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower is as big and memorable as the life of the man himself. Full of fascinating details and anecdotes, it traces Ike's life from his childhood as the son of pacifist Mennonites to his military career, in which he may have proved himself to be America's greatest general, to his two terms as president, of which he proudly boasted that he had "waged peace."

Ike also looks at the more complicated aspects of this famously private man, including his tumultuous marriage to Mamie, the real nature of his relationship to Kay Summersby, and clashes with General Bernard Montgomery, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Douglas MacArthur. This book is more than the story of a great soldier, general and president; it is also a sweeping overview of the major events of the twentieth century, so many of which were impacted by the man known as Ike.

Michael Korda is the New York Times best-selling author of Horse People, Country Matters, Ulysses S. Grant, Cat People, and Journey to a Revolution. He lives with his wife Margaret in Dutchess County, New York.

"Dwight Eisenhower emerges in Michael Korda's splendid book as a wise leader and an effective Allied Commander. It took a long time for this perspective on the man who led the Alliance to victory in Europe and our thirty-fourth President to develop. Michel Korda's well-written and thoughtful book has accomplished it." -- Henry A. Kissinger

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