||EISENHOWER by John Wukovits (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
“[H]ighly readable and concise…will captivate the reader.” (WWII History Magazine)
World War II expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. He follows Eisenhower's friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe.
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“Wukovits's book is excellently researched, but his greatest merit as an historian is a rare ability to make the past a real, living thing…” (Robert Barr Smith, colonel, US Army (ret.))
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RATING: 9+ Suitable for adults with an interest in great military leaders or American history.
In this third installment of the Great Generals series, WWII expert John Wukovits explores Dwight D. Eisenhower's contributions to American warfare. Eisenhower led the assault on the French coast at Normandy and held together the Allied units through the European campaign that followed. Wukovits follows Eisenhower's advocacy of the tank in the pre-war years, his friendships with George Patton and Fox Conner, his service in the Philippines with Douglas MacArthur, and his culminating role as supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe. He skillfully demonstrates how Eisenhower's evolution as a commander, his military doctrine, and his diplomatic skills are crucial to the understanding of modern warfare.