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ISBN:
0709111460
Author:
John S. D. Eisenhower
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Military
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English
Publisher:
Putnam (1969)
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512 pages
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The Bitter Woods book. The son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie, John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower was a retired United States Army officer who authored several books of military history.

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John S. D. Eisenhower, son of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, presents a comprehensive portrait of what happened that . The Bitter Woods starts with a good background of the breakout from the Normandy beachhead and takes you up the start of the Bulge

John S. Eisenhower, presents a comprehensive portrait of what happened that December, and how the Allies triumphed. In his introduction to this reprinted volume, Stephen E. Ambrose says that "The Bitter Woods will be read so long as the Republic lasts. The Bitter Woods starts with a good background of the breakout from the Normandy beachhead and takes you up the start of the Bulge. Eisenhower gives you a strategic view of the events leading up to the Bulge.

John S. Eisenhower. 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium

John S. 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium. In office May 14, 1969 – September 28, 1971. Eisenhower wrote Zachary Taylor: The American Presidents Series: The 12th President, 1849–1850 (2008). John Eisenhower also wrote the forewords to Borrowed Soldiers, by Mitchell Yockelson of the.

Along with John Toland's 1959 classic Battle: The Story of the Bulge and the late Charles B. MacDonald's A Time for Trumpets, this volume is a must-read for World War II buffs. The Ardennes Counteroffensive was the brainchild of Adolf Hitler himself

John S. Eisenhower, presents a comprehensive portrait of what happened that December, and how the Allies triumphed

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Eisenhower, who is Ike's son and also an ex-army officer, focuses on Hitler's surprise Ardennes offensive-the . But it is a book written with objectivity and no hint that the author is related to that Eisenhower who is one of the book's chief characters.

Eisenhower, who is Ike's son and also an ex-army officer, focuses on Hitler's surprise Ardennes offensive-the Battle of the Bulge-for his examination of German and Allied command structures at all echelons. His portraits of the commanders, insights into the informality that characterized Allied decision-making in the field (""with a nod of the head, Eisenhower acknowledged responsibility for the decision""), and treatment of the officers as men rather than just military strategists make this an unusual analysis.

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Authors : Eisenhower, John S. Used books will be clean unsoiled and not stained, all pages and illustrations will . Eisenhower is the author of So Far from God: The US War with Mexico, 1846-1848, amongst others

Authors : Eisenhower, John S. Used books will be clean unsoiled and not stained, all pages and illustrations will be present. Condition : New. About HALCYON BOOKS. Publication Date : 2001-09-07. Eisenhower is the author of So Far from God: The US War with Mexico, 1846-1848, amongst others. As son of Dwight D. Eisenhower he is uniquely qualified to write about his father's greatest battle. Country of Publication. History & Military.

Find nearly any book by John . Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Eisenhower (John S. Eisenhower). used books, rare books and new books. Find all books by 'John . Eisenhower' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'John . Agent of Destiny: The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott. The Bitter Woods: The Battle of the Bulge. ISBN 9781841581200 (978-1-84158-120-0) Softcover, Birlinn Ltd, 2001.

It was the greatest single battle the U.S. Army ever fought. More than a million GIs were involved and nearly 80,000 became casualties. The Allied generals had to rally beaten, dispirited troops in the face of an attack they had never dreamed possible.A study in command, from generals to squad leaders, The Bitter Woods follows von Runstedt, Dietrich, and of course Hitler, as closely as the Americans. As son of the supreme commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, a West Point graduate, a retired Army brigadier general, and a military historian, John Eisenhower is uniquely qualified to tell how the Allied generals (nearly all of whom he knew personally) met Hitlerâ?s challenge; how the two armies fought fiercely in the Ardennes from December 1944 to January 1945; and how the Allied victory broke the back of Nazi aggression.
  • Drelalak
General John Eisenhower (son of President/General Dwight David...) did a fine job nearly half a century ago, in providing detailed examination of the German attack through the Ardennes, the last convulsive effort by Hitler to splinter the British-American-Russian alliance, and thus salvage victory in the face of the massive onslaught from the West and Northeast. Whether later documentary revelations or memoirs have altered the picture to a Great extent seems doubtful, although details might well have altered contemporary judgment in the year 2015 in which I write. While it is written for the layman, it would appear, more accessible to the professional or the active war game-player since, quite legitimately, it focuses on the details of unit alignments and interactions which is a bit wearying for those without the background to handle it. Despite my limitations in this respect, I found the book fascinating and simply accepted that I would not, at this stage of the game, retain the minutiae; hopefully, the key points will settle into my mind, since his judgments about strategy, the interaction of military leaders, the interaction of the political and the military, and the nature of the attack and resistance, among other points, are still important for a citizen of any of the involved nations to understand. He had a number of strengths to offer the reader which are not to be found in the works of most other excellent analysts of these events. He did have a degree of intimate conduct with a number of the American and English leaders not to be found among most, he writes as one processed through the American military training program and an observer at a high level of command, his pedigree made available to him an interaction with American and German sources who might be readier to be candid than with the average military historian, and, as I feel comes through in this and some of the other of his works with which I am familiar, he isa bright guy who seems to know his stuff. My general recommendation is that it is a book accessible to most literate readers but the layman might well be a bit put off by the detail. As at least one reviewer accurately comments, it is light on the lowest, dirtiest level of warfare, although he includes sufficient dramatic illustration as to encourage one to read other ground level books. I found his conclusions on some of the crucial points in debate since the events transcribed here (should we have sought to take Berlin, should Montgomery have been given command of segments of the American troops after the breakthrough was recognized to be a major effort, was it wrong not to have made the public aware that this command restructuring was always intended as a purely temporary expedient,....etc) to be soundly argued although I do not feel competent to judge the degree of their soundness. In general, I was quite involved with the book and came away with the feeling that I now knew more than I did previously about the subject. While I know most of the details will fade from memory, the effort will be rewarded by the residual frame of reference with regard to the events which will be more sophisticated than that I had previously possessed.
  • Rigiot
I can't really add any major new enlightenment on this book. If you will take the time to carefully read the reviews posted earlier, you will see that this book is a must have if you are a student of the Second World War. I normally gravitate towards more of the firsthand accounts of the common foot soldier, which this book does not do too much of. But, this book gives the reader a tremendous amount of detail on the battle from a higher echelon point of view. It really helped me to tie together the big picture and how it related to what the grunts were experiencing on the ground. Take the time to read this, it is definitely well worth it.
  • რฉςh
This is considered one of the four great books on the Battle of the Bulge. The others are John Toland's Battle, Hugh Cole's official US Army History: The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge and Charles B. MacDonald's A Time for Trumpets. I have read all but Hugh Cole's book and will review each of them.

The Bitter Woods starts with a good background of the breakout from the Normandy beachhead and takes you up the start of the Bulge. Eisenhower gives you a strategic view of the events leading up to the Bulge. He discusses the strategy that the Allies were using against the Germans. His book gives you much more background of the operations before the Bulge than either Toland's or MacDonald's.

As this book was written in 1968, the knowledge of the Enigma intercepts was not released yet. Eisenhower is still able to discuss the deception operation that the Germans were able to successfully conduct against the Allies.

Once Eisenhower gets to the battle he does a good job of taking you to soldier level battles. MacDonald does a better job but he doesn't set the strategic context as well as Eisenhower. All of these books are detailed enough that they keep you referring to the maps to understand what was happening.

Eisenhower also gives more details of other events that happened during and after the the Bulge such as the German offensive Operation Nordwind. Finally Eisenhower shows the strategy that led to the end of the war in Europe.

Eisenhower provides many details about the leadership. He personally knew them and his father was able to provide many personal details.

While Eisenhower knew both General Omar Bradley and Field Marshall Montgomery, I felt he did a pretty good job of describing the personality conflict between them and did not defer from taking on the issue.

If you are looking for a good book on the Battle of Bulge that places it in its historical context, discusses the leadership, and gives you the big view as well as individual actions, the Bitter Woods is the best book of the three.
  • Jazu
Having a dad that fought in this battle, I thought I was a semi expert on this battle. But now halfway through book and have learned a lot about the lead up into this battle. New insights into leaderships. And am not even into the actual battle yet. This book will have a revered place among my other Bulge battle books.