American general and 34th president of the United States, Eisenhower is the principal architect of the successful Allied invasion of Europe during World War II and of the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany. He is a superb tactician also an able diplomat. This title focuses on Eisenhower's generalship, his strategy, and his legacy to modern warfare.
This title describes the principal architect of the Allied invasion of Europe during World War II and his relevance today. "The Palgrave Great Generals Series" consists of concise, appealing biographies that focus on the strategy and legacy of great military leaders. Wesley K. Clark is the series editor and writes forewords for all the books, and has great cross-over appeal: he is respected and recognized by both the general public and by military experts. Wukovits is a well-respected military historian. His writings appear regularly in military history publications such as "Military History and WWII", as well as "The Chicago Tribune", "USA Today", and "The Washington Post", and he has also appeared on the History Channel and Fox News. Most recently, he was the historical consultant and on-air commentator for an eight-part series dealing with the Pacific War on the History Channel.Unlike other biographers, Wukovits will focus on Eisenhower's generalship, his strategy, and his legacy to modern warfare. Eisenhower was a superb tactician but also an able diplomat, a skill that has become recognized as essential to the success of military operations today.; American general and 34th president of the United States, Eisenhower was the principal architect of the successful Allied invasion of Europe during World War II and of the subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany.
PART I: PREPARATION AND ROOTS; Introduction: 'Eisenhower's in the Area'; 'Kansas Isn't the Whole World'; PART II: EDUCATION OF AN OFFICER; 'I Want to Go Overseas'; 'An Incalculable Debt'; 'A Brilliant Officer Should Be Promoted'; 'I Want People Who Are Prepared to Fight'; 'The Unexpected Always Happens'; PART III: APPRENTICESHIP FOR COMMAND; 'We're Here to Fight'; 'We Sit on a Boiling Kettle!!'; 'There Must Be a Fine Balance'; PART IV: SUPREME COMMANDER; 'There Can Be No Thought of Failure'; 'The Great Crusade'; 'A Jewel of Broad-Mindedness and Wisdom'; 'A Soldiers' War'; 'The Mission Was Fulfilled'; PART V: AFTER THE WAR; 'I Like Ike'; 'There Is No Indispensable Man'.