The Supreme Commander by Stephen E. Ambrose

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In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II.
 
Ambrose brings Eisenhower’s experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general’s skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe, and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world. Ambrose, then the Associate Editor of the General’s official papers, analyzes Eisenhower’s difficult military decisions and his often complicated relationships with powerful personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. This is the definitive account of Eisenhower’s evolution as a military leader—from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.
 

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Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his "New York Times" bestsellers are "Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, " and "Undaunted Courage". Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the "Quarterly Journal of Military History". He also participated in numerous national television programs, including shows appearing on the History Channel and "National Geographic.
 
Published January 17, 2012 by Anchor. 770 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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After Eisenhower's death in 1969, Ambrose made claims as to having a close relationship with Eisenhower in the final years of his life.The biggest problem with the dates Ambrose cites in The Supreme Commander cannot be reconciled with Eisenhower's personal schedule, though.

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