||In a biography that breaks new ground, Michael Korda presents the historical facts known about Dwight David Eisenhower, especially his stunning success in the military, while also striving to find the person who was known to many as "Ike." Korda also recalls the two-term president who led the country from war to peacetime, and faced daunting foreign and domestic issues. He deepens our appreciation of Ike through prodigiously researched and well-considered insight into Ike's family background and its significance in his life, along with generously presented stories that illuminate his character.
||A major single-volume account of the life and career of the thirty-fourth president presents an analysis of his character as drawn from letters, diaries, historical documents, and other sources, in a volume that places his achievements against a backdrop of the twentieth century and discusses his pivotal contributions throughout World War II. 50,000 first printing.