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ISBN:
1578062063
Author:
Hugh Ambrose,Stephen E. Ambrose
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi; Reprint edition (November 1, 1999)
Pages:
732 pages
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Ambrose's book gives a fair and balanced perspective of all the various difficulties Ike faced during World War I. Most of the war books I have read document the hardships and courage of soldiers in the foxholes or in the air.

Ambrose's book gives a fair and balanced perspective of all the various difficulties Ike faced during World War II. From the first pages until the end of the book, I was surprised at how much I didn't know about the integral role Ike played during World War II but more importantly I learned a great deal about the man himself. Although Ike was not a military genius in the same vein as Montgomery or Patton, he still managed to unify different nations and various services into a highly effective military machine which brought down the Third Reich.

Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of . Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon

Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of . Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He was a longtime professor of history at the University of New Orleans and the author of many bestselling volumes of American popular history. There have been numerous allegations of plagiarism and inaccuracies in his writings.

The Supreme Commander book. This is one of Stephen Ambrose's first efforts after working with Dwight Eisenhower on Eisenhower's personal papers (The Supreme Commander first published in 1970). It is obvious that he was still very much infatuated by Ike's persona at this point in time. As such The Supreme Commander can tell almost as much about Stephen Ambrose as it does Dwight Eisenhower.

He describes the momentous decisions about how and where the war was fought, and about the strategies and conduct of the generals and officers who led the invasion and the bloody drive across Europe to Berlin. But, as always with Stephen E. Ambrose, it is the ranks, the ordinary boys and men, who command his attention and his awe. The Victors tells their stories, how citizens became soldiers in the best army in the world.

Stephen Ambrose has written some of the best [email protected] history ever and this is no exception. Published by Thriftbooks

Stephen Ambrose has written some of the best [email protected] history ever and this is no exception. Here we see the REAL general Eisenhower, the doubts along with the confidence, the heartaches along with the triumph. Published by Thriftbooks. The only "criticism" I have is that Ambrose is blatantly biased in Ike's favor and makes no bones about it.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Supreme Commander : The War Years of. .General Dwight Eisenhower comes remarkably alive.

General Dwight Eisenhower comes remarkably alive. Ken Burns "Ambrose should be assigned a special, honored place among modern historians. All of us who write or read history are in his debt. Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A masterful historian.

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, World War, 1939-1945.

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THE SUPREME COMMANDER: The War Years Of Dwight D. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Stephen Ambrose elected to describe the war years of General Eisenhower from Eisenhower's own frame of reference, an approach which is valid for a biographical study and effectively executed here, but. Пользовательский отзыв - Jiggarelli - LibraryThing. I love Ambrose works, and I like Ike, so for me well worth the heft of this book. Stephen E. Ambrose was the author or co-author of more than thirty books on military affairs and foreign policy.

Автор: Ambrose Stephen E. Название: The Supreme Commander: The War Years of.

In North Africa, on the beaches at Normandy, and in the Battle of the Bulge, Dwight David Eisenhower proved himself as one of the world's greatest military leaders. Faced with conciliating or disagreeing with such stormy figures as Churchill, Roosevelt, and DeGaulle, and generals like Montgomery and Patton, General Eisenhower showed himself to be as skillful a diplomat as he was a strategist.

Stephen E. Ambrose, associate editor of the General's official papers, analyzes his subject's decisions in The Supreme Commander, which Doubleday first published in 1970. Throughout the book Ambrose traces the steady development of Eisenhower's generalcy--from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.

The New York Times Book Review said of The Supreme Commander, "It is Mr. Ambrose's special triumph that he has been able to fight through the memoranda, the directives, plans, reports, and official self-serving pieties of the World War II establishment to uncover the idiosyncratic people at its center. ... General Dwight Eisenhower comes remarkably alive. ...[Ambrose's] angle of sight is so fresh and lively that one reads as if one did not know what was coming next. It is better than that: One does know what's coming next--not only the winning of a war but the making of a general--but the interest is in seeing how."

This study of Eisenhower's role in the world's biggest war is absorbing as reading and invaluable as a reference.

Stephen E. Ambrose was Director Emeritus of the Eisenhower Center, Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, and president of the National D- Day Museum. He was the author of many books, most recently The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisana Purchase to Today. His compilation of 1,400 oral histories from American veterans and authorship of over 20 books established him as one of the foremost historians of the Second World War in Europe. He died October 13, 2002, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

  • Tiainar
I have read many books which described the flaws and failings of Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II such as he lacked combat experience or he was simply the political head of a military bureaucracy. It always raised my own curiosity - if Ike was such a bureaucratic hack, how was he able to unify various nations and services into an effective command starting from the difficult days in North Africa which ultimately ended in VE Day. Professor Ambrose's book gives the reader a birds eye perspective of what Ike and his staff had to face during World War II.

Ambrose's book gives a fair and balanced perspective of all the various difficulties Ike faced during World War II. From the first pages until the end of the book, I was surprised at how much I didn't know about the integral role Ike played during World War II but more importantly I learned a great deal about the man himself. Although Ike was not a military genius in the same vein as Montgomery or Patton, he still managed to unify different nations and various services into a highly effective military machine which brought down the Third Reich.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this book for history buffs as well as those who are interested in learning how Ike managed both the political and administrative aspects of such a large organization.
  • Ffyan
Most of the war books I have read document the hardships and courage of soldiers in the foxholes or in the air. Must reads include Steven Ambrose's "Band of Brothers", "The Victors", "Citizen Soldier"; David Horwath's "Dawn of D-Day" and "We Die Alone"; E.B. Sledge's "With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa"; Armin Scheiderbauer's "Adventures in my Youth"; Laura Hillenbrand's "Unborken: A World War II Story of Survival"; and Brian O'Neill's "Half a Wing, Three Engines and a Prayer". All of these are 5-star rated. "Supreme Commander" is different. It presents the world of Dwight Eisenhower and the unique problems he encountered as Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe. Problems that were not as immediately "fatal" to him as the problems soldiers in the foxhole or air faced, but just as severe and far reaching. From the pettiness of Montgomery and Patton to the agonizing planning and execution of the Normandy invasion, Eisenhower and his staff's war was in many ways just as severe as that of the infantryman. This books gives the reader a whole different perspective of the war...from the eyes of the top brass. I thought it would be somewhat boring, but like all of Ambrose's books, I could not put it down. I am sure anyone who enjoys reading of WWII will not be disappointed.
  • Qusicam
Tedious but extremely thorough, but I found out that this book is mostly for those who value and appreciate the big picture, not the warrior in the trenches, where the real combat takes place. At the level that the Supreme Commander exists, is like a viewing a chessboard from the ceiling. I grew tired of it soon, but did appreciate the complex mechanics of conducting a global war. The author is a brilliant writer, and I have enjoyed several of his books, but this one just did not deliver what I wrongly had expected. Being a grunt myself, I sympathize a lot more with the soldiers on the battlefield, than with the massive planning of the war in the drawing board. Yet, there were many parts quite interesting. 3.5 Stars.
  • Cheber
The book seems to be a fairly written account of Eisenhower's leadership of allied forces in the second world war. Ambrose is objective and honest, neither lost in admiration nor hypercritical. He portrays the human side of Eisenhower while also giving account of his brilliance. It is not an exhaustive biography but a detailed account of his leading the allies to victory. It filled in many gaps for me from reading other histories of the war and helped me appreciate the delicate diplomacy he practiced to keep the Americans, French and Russians on track, as well as dealing with the strong personalities he had to command. It is not a detailed account of the various battles but is written from the supreme commander's position. Very worthwhile reading and a tribute to the great American.
  • Xcorn
My my good fortunes are plenty. Fortunes, we visited Normandy this year as part of a family holiday, I live in a South Pacific western democracy, I have a favourite American President, I have interests in subjects that interest boys, who grow into men who can pursue them in depth. The book captures the world, times and circles that my favourite American President moved in when he was my age. I'm fortunate because the book proved many of my years old preconceptions about Eisenhower, as correct; modest, intelligent, an inspirational leader if ever there was one, a team player, process and outcome orientated, articulate. A great ambassador for the US military establishment. A man who knew all about service. Sorry about the hero worship but I enjoyed the book and can only say that it has inspired me to strive to serve my family, community and profession. As for the writing etc, was good, but with subject material such as Eisenhower, probably it was easy to write. Starchy in places, but that is reflective of the people, places, processes and times the book is covering.