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by Hugh Ambrose,Stephen E. Ambrose
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.
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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.
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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.