Ike by Michael Korda
An American Hero

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Ike is acclaimed author Michael Korda's sweeping and enthralling biography of Dwight David Eisenhower, arguably America's greatest general and one of her best presidents—a remarkable man in an extraordinary time, the hero who won the war and thereafter kept the peace.

 

About Michael Korda

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Michael Korda is the New York Times bestselling author of Charmed Lives, Ike, Country Matters, Ulysses S. Grant, and Journey to a Revolution. The Editor in Chief Emeritus of Simon & Schuster, he lives in Dutchess County, New York.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 802 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Instead, Korda squeezes Eisenhower’s extraordinary two-term presidency — not to mention his stints as president of Columbia University and commander of NATO forces — into 140 themeless pages.

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The New York Times

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A new biography by Michael Korda focuses on Eisenhower’s military career.

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Publishers Weekly

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Characterizing Dwight Eisenhower as an American with a “big grin” and “long-limbed, loose American way of walking,” this smitten biography demonstrates his heroism by dwelling on his World War II record as commander of Allied armies in Europe.

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Los Angeles Times

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Ike An American Hero Michael Korda HarperCollins: 784 pp., $34.95

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USA Today

In his introduction to Ike: An American Hero, Michael Korda writes that "a reputation can be revised by a single great book."David McCullough did that for Harry Truman and John Adams in two best-selling biographies that Korda edited.Now Korda, former editor in chief of Simon & Schuster, is out to...

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Bookmarks Magazine

"Academics may dismiss Ike: An American Hero as popular history, but most others will read with pleasure a great American story, well told" (Wall Street Journal).

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The National Interest

Korda offers 50 well-described pages on his boyhood and West Point, 120 pages that take Eisenhower from his days as a young second lieutenant to the outbreak of World War II-which itself gets 360 pages in the chronological narrative-plus another 50 pages at the start of the book on the strategy o...

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