Agent of Destiny. the Life and Times of General Winfield Scott by John S.D. Eisenhower

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The son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and an accomplished historian presents the first biography of General Winfield Scott, who played a key role in shaping America's borders in the wars of the nineteenth century, as well as America's military. 20,000 first printing.
 

About John S.D. Eisenhower

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John S. D. Eisenhower " is a former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and the author of Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by The Free Press.
Genres: . Non-fiction

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Eisenhower argues that the outspoken Scott's military exploits vastly overshadowed those of Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War--but Taylor, who became president in 1850, was an astute politician and Scott, who lost his bid for the presidency in 1852, was not.

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Despite the publisher's contention that this is ""the first-ever biography"" of Winfield Scott (1786-1866), Eisenhower's (Intervention!) fine work is actually the latest of several previous biographies of the esteemed general, and the first major work on him since Charles W.

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