Eisenhower as military commander

  • 248 Pages
  • 0.28 MB
  • English
Da Capo Press , New York, N.Y
Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1890-1969 -- Military leadership., United States. Army -- Biography., World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front., Generals -- United States -- Biogr


Western Front., United S

StatementE.K.G. Sixsmith.
SeriesA Da Capo paperback
LC ClassificationsE836 .S53 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 248 p., [25] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2192968M
ISBN 100306803690
LC Control Number89011821

"Eisenhower: A Military Commander" by E.K.G. Sixsmith is a compact ( pp) and informative story of the military career of Dwight D. Eisenhower through the end of the Eisenhower as military commander book World War.

While short in length Sixsmith's book does not lack for vital and important information and considerable by: 4. Amazing that anyone would have to bear so much pressure, as the supreme commander, to ensure the war was won while having to satisfy politicians from 2 countries, to endure the pressures of public opinion and stroke other generals' egoes.

The book was also easily accessible to a newbie like me who knows essentially nothing about the by: 7. Eisenhower as Military Commander book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In the making of Allied Force Headquarters into a truly /5(4). Eisenhower as military commander. New York, Stein and Day [, ©] (OCoLC) Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E K G Sixsmith.

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As president, Eisenhower was a strategist, just as he had been as a military commander. He was a habitual planner who sought to take the initiative rather than respond defensively to : Paul Lettow. Eisenhower was never one of my favorite generals and this book didn't change my opinion, but it did give me a better understanding of the man and the tremendous problems he faced as the Allied Commander of the European Theater during World War II.5/5(5).

Dwight David Eisenhower served as supreme commander of Western Allied forces during World War II, chief of staff of the U.S. Army (–48), president of Columbia University (–50), military commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; –52), and 34th president of the United States (–61).

Eisenhower's Military-Industry Complex Warning, 50 Years Later On Jan. 17,President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic. Dwight D. Eisenhower, as supreme commander of Allied forces during World War II, led the massive invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day.

Later, as U.S president, he managed Cold War. Dwight Eisenhower represented a fundamentally new type of modern military commander. Eisenhower was a manager commander, whose grasp of the politics and large-scale tactics of battle were uniquely suited to leading the huge coalition of forces that fought in Europe during the Second World War.

Educated at West Point, Eisenhower rose to his position as Supreme. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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Eisenhower as military commander by E. Cited by: 4. Eisenhower as military commander by E. Sixsmith; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, Campaigns, Generals, Military leadership, United. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (/ ˈ aɪ z ən h aʊ. ər / EYE-zən-how-ər; Octo – Ma ), GCB, OM was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from to During World War II, he became a five-star general in the Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Preceded by: Harry S.

Truman. Eisenhower's impressive performance in the army maneuvers led to his assignment in Washington, D.C. as chief of operations () and preceded his meteoric rise to the top as Allied military commander of World War II. In June,General Eisenhower was named U.S.

commander of the European theater of operations. Major Sixsmith does not impress the reader as a congenitally charitable type, nor is he a sycophant, as his earlier Montgomery as Military Commander proved. Yet his detailed assessment of Eisenhower's performance as World War II battle strategist is almost completely positive, the controversial decisions defended as both militarily and politically correct, at least.

On JanuDwight D. Eisenhower ends his presidential term by warning the nation about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex. His remarks, issued during a televised. Dwight David 'Ike' Eisenhower was a highly decorated general in the US army.

He served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in North Africa and Europe during World War II and became the first Supreme Commander of NATO. He also served two terms as the 34th President of the United States from to Eisenhower: A Biography.

by John Wukovits, Palgrave Macmillan, New York,$ Dwight D. Eisenhower once described himself as “a cross between a one- time soldier, a pseudo-statesman, a jack-legged politician and a crooked diplomat” and on another occasion as the commander of “the whole shebang.”.

The footnotes to Ambrose’s first big Eisenhower book, “The Supreme Commander,” published incite nine interview dates; seven of these conflict with the record. Eisenhower was at the end of his presidency.

He could look back across a long career that encompassed military service in World War I (stateside), the post-war military cuts, service as Supreme. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S.

president (–61), who had been supreme commander of the Allied forces in western Europe during World War II. A republican, as president, he presided over a period that was characterized by economic prosperity.

Ike was a military manager without equal, who also had the ability to inspire confidence and loyalty among his subordinates of all nationalities. Eisenhower is most closely associated with the military principle of "Unity of Command, " and his doctrines are more relevant today than ever, in the world of coalition armies and hightech :   Bret Baier's new book, "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission," highlights Ike's passing of the torch as commander in chief to Jack Kennedy as the key to opening the door to a.

Eisenhower as military commander by Sixsmith, E. (Eric Keir Gilborne) Publication date Topics Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David),United States. Army, World War,Generals Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : The Supreme Commander has pages that include a Glossary of military codes (e.g., TORCH), Chapter Notes and an Index. The first book is a biographical and historical account of Eisenhower and his command during the North African.

Eisenhower at War,by David Eisenhower (New York: Random House, ). Eisenhower at War is an unusual work, a long and detailed historical preamble to an eventual account of Eisenhower’s political well over pages, it is an exhausting read, an extended apologia pro vita sua in which a loyal grandson explores the.

Dwight David Ike Eisenhower was a soldier and politician, who served the United States Army as a five star general and went on to serve as the 34th President of the United States of America for two terms, ending in Eisenhower attended the United States Military Academy, informally known as West Point.

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Eisenhower accompanied MacArthur to the Philippines from toand continued to impress his commander. On his return to the United States, Eisenhower briefly commanded a battalion of the 15th Infantry and later became Chief of Staff of.

The first half of this book was fantastic; the second half (covering Eisenhower’s military career from about to mid) was solid but often more focused on the war itself than the future Commander-in-Chief. For readers interested in Eisenhower’s life up through World War II, this is almost perfection.

In Eisenhower’s Armies, British military historian Niall Barr shows how two very different military structures were welded into a single military force.

His long view, along with his ability to appreciate the perspectives of both bulldog and tomcat, is instructive to readers interested in the military side of the Anglo-American : Pegasus Books.Summary 'Eisenhower on Leadership' U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II.

A brilliant strategist and an expert in logistics and organization, Eisenhower planned Operation Overlord, the successful invasion of Europe by way of the English Channel. "An excellent book D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." —The Washington Post Book WorldBorn into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it.

Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, 4/5(2).