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Eisenhower as Military Commander (Military Commander Series)

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Published by Westview Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • History,
  • Land forces & warfare,
  • Military,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • HIS027100,
  • HIS,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Military,
  • History-Military - World War II

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8416525M
    ISBN 100938289136
    ISBN 109780938289135

    In August , Dwight D. Eisenhower sought support from Kansas Senator Joseph L. Bristow to enter a military academy. Eisenhower, born Octo , was nearly twenty, but claimed to be a year younger. The Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, did not accept candidates over age eighteen. Eisenhower secured Bristow’s recommendation to the Army school at West Point.


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Eisenhower as Military Commander (Military Commander Series) by E. K. G. Sixsmith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Eisenhower really was a superior administrative genius and his abilities were as good or better than George Marshall.

It was great we had Eisenhower on our side during WWII. This was a short read which detailed the military aspects of Dwight by: 4.

Eisenhower as Military Commander book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In the making of Allied Force Headquarters into a truly /5(4).

Ike was a military manager without equal, who also had the ability to inspire confidence and loyalty among his subordinates of all nationalities. Eisenhower is most closely associated with the military principle of "Unity of Command, " and his doctrines are more relevant today than ever, in the world of coalition armies and hightech : Major Sixsmith does not impress the reader as a congenitally charitable type, nor is he a sycophant, as his earlier Montgomery as Military Commander proved.

Yet his detailed assessment of Eisenhower's performance as World War II battle strategist is almost completely positive, the controversial decisions defended as both militarily and politically correct, at least at the time.

"Eisenhower: A Military Commander" by E.K.G. Sixsmith is a compact ( pp) and informative story of the military career of Dwight D.

Eisenhower through the end of the Second World War. While short in length Sixsmith's book does not lack for vital and important information and considerable by: 4. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK Eisenhower as military commander by Sixsmith, E.

(Eric Keir Gilborne) Publication date Topics Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David),Pages: The Eisenhower volume in the classic "Military Commanders" series clearly demonstrates that his organization of the Allied effort in Europe owed nothing to the practices followed in World War I and represented a decisive breakthrough in the conduct of war, particularly in coalition warfare.

Ike was a military manager without equal, who also had the ability to inspire confidence and loyalty among his /5.

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.

Among the books covering Eisenhower's leadership in the war in Cited by: 7. * “ Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life ” by Carlo D’Este – This biography was written by the author of “ Patton: A Genius for War.” Given how much I liked this book, it is unfortunate that it is not comprehensive (it covers Eisenhower’s life up through the end of World War II in Europe).

Dwight D. Eisenhower, as supreme commander of Allied forces during World War II, led the massive invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe that began on D-Day.

Eisenhower as military commander. New York: Stein and Day,© (OCoLC) Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E K G Sixsmith.

Joseph Balkoski, who served for many years as the command historian for the Maryland National Guard and the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division, is the author of Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, a two-volume account of the American involvement in the D-Day than twenty-five years ago, he began work on a five-volume series about the 29th Division’s service in World War II.

Eisenhower as military commander by E. Sixsmith. Published by Stein and Day in New York. Written in EnglishCited by: 4. Eisenhower as Military Commander book as military commander. London, B.T. Batsford Ltd. [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E K G Sixsmith.

Entering the United States Military Academy in JuneEisenhower had a "spectacular" football touchdown praised by the New York Herald. The week after sharing a tackle of Jim Thorpe, Eisenhower's sports career ended with a severe knee injury.

Eisenhower graduated in ranked 61st in a class of Allegiance: United States of America. Eisenhower's impressive performance in the army maneuvers led to his assignment in Washington, D.C. as chief of operations () and preceded his meteoric rise to the top as Allied military commander of World War II.

In June,General Eisenhower was named U.S. commander of the European theater of operations. Eisenhower was never one of my favorite generals and this book didn't change my opinion, but it did give me a better understanding of the man and the tremendous problems he faced as the Allied Commander of the European Theater during World War II.5/5(5).

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Eisenhower as military commander by E. Sixsmith; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, Campaigns, Generals, Military leadership, United States, United States. Bret Baier's new book, "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission," highlights Ike's passing of the torch as commander in chief to Jack Kennedy as the key to.

General Eisenhower's Chief of Staff has written what may prove to be for the layman interested in military strategy, the basic book analyzing the campaigns in Europe under Eisenhower as Supreme Commander: In recognition of the ten year gap in time and memory, he has concisely and expertly summarized the organization of the General Staff, of SHAEF, of the levels of command.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. president (–61), who had been supreme commander of the Allied forces in western Europe during World War II. A republican, as president, he presided over a period that was characterized by economic prosperity and conformity in the midst of the Cold War.

The leaders of these nations chose General Dwight D. Eisenhower as the first Supreme Commander of NATO to lead them through this dangerous and volatile period. Simon & Schuster Books. After the United States entered World War II, Eisenhower oversaw the invasions of North Africa and Sicily before supervising the invasions of France and Germany.

After the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff (–) and then took on the role as president of Columbia University (–).Preceded by: Harry S. Truman. The footnotes to Ambrose’s first big Eisenhower book, “The Supreme Commander,” published incite nine interview dates; seven of these conflict with the record.

Sixsmith, Eisenhower as Military Commander (Military Commander Series), Scarborough House, Jean Edward Smith, Eisenhower in War and Peace, Random House, Evan Thomas, Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World, Little, Brown and Company, A t a White House stag dinner in FebruaryPresident Dwight Eisenhower shocked the new chief justice of the United States.

Earl Warren was Eisenhower’s first appointment to the Supreme Author: Michael O’Donnell. On this day inGeneral Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes commander of all U.S.

troops in the European theater of World War II, continuing the steady ascent in military rank that would culminate in his appointment as supreme Allied commander of all forces in Europe in   The author vividly and thoroughly describes his steady march from West Point cadet to Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.

And no reader will miss how Eisenhower’s military career well-prepared him for the presidency. Eisenhower’s military career was punctuated by frequent moves, invaluable mentors and relentless behind-the-scenes maneuvering. But inas she was dying of cancer, Miss Summersby published a second book of memoirs of the war years, "Past Forgetting: My Love Affair With Dwight D.

Eisenhower Author: John Kifner. The following article on Eisenhower and D-Day is an excerpt from Barrett Tillman’ D-Day Encyclopedia. It is available for order now from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Dwight D. Eisenhower was Supreme Allied Commander in charge of all forces involved in Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy.

Born in Texas and reared in Kansas. Dwight David Eisenhower served as supreme commander of Western Allied forces during World War II, chief of staff of the U.S. Army (–48), president of Columbia University (–50), military commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; –52), and 34th president of the United States (–61).

Title Eisenhower as strategist: the coherent use of military power in war and peace / Summary Few if any American officers performed a wider array of strategic functions as Dwight D. Eisenhower--he was a staff planner in the War Department, wartime commander of a massive coalition force, peacetime Chief of Staff, and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.

Four of the essays address Eisenhower historiography and his role as military commander, two concern his presidential domestic policies, and the remainder represent an assortment of ongoing research into select areas of his foreign policy by a younger generation of scholars, demonstrating how much the evaluation of Eisenhower’s handling of.

Eisenhower is the president who established America as a superpower. He had already launched his reputation as the leading US military figure in the Second World War and then as supreme commander of the land forces of the newly created NATO.

This book looks at how Eisenhower held power in the political field, and to what extent his political. In Eisenhower’s Armies, British military historian Niall Barr shows how two very different military structures were welded into a single military force.

His long view, along with his ability to appreciate the perspectives of both bulldog and tomcat, is instructive to readers interested in the military side of the Anglo-American : Pegasus Books. This book examines the postwar memoir fight over the broad front versus the single thrust strategy, the Allied advance on the Rhine, and the British call for a ground-forces commander other than General Eisenhower.

It traces the argument in the postwar memoirs from through as well as the official histories of the United States, Britain, and Canada to see what the documents really said. After finishing his tour inEisenhower was appointed chief military aide under General Douglas MacArthur.

From to Eisenhower served under MacArthur as assistant military advisor to Born:   Johnson chronicles President Eisenhower's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks, culminating in his appointment as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II.4/5(1).

There are many excellent books about Eisenhower, both as wartime commander and as President. For the years as Supreme Commander, see his own recollections, Crusade in Europe (). The President's memoirs have been published in two volumes: Mandate For Change: (), and Waging Peace, The White House Years ().

Nevertheless, Eisenhower’s success in his new post was critical to winning the war. It carried with it the double-edged sword of prestige and responsibility second only to that of the chief of staff.

Eisenhower’s effective date as commander of US Forces, European Theater of. A Companion to Dwight D. Eisenhower brings new depth to the historiography of this significant and complex figure, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date depiction of both the man and era.

Thoughtfully incorporates new and significant literature on Dwight D. Eisenhower; Thoroughly examines both the Eisenhower era and the man himself, broadening the historical scope by which Eisenhower.

"An excellent book D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." —The Washington Post Book WorldBorn into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it.

Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles the unlikely, dramatic rise of the supreme Allied 4/5(2).World War II During World War II, Eisenhower reached the highest rank in the army, five-star general.

He was also named the supreme commander of the Allied forces by President the top commander he planned the Invasion of Normandy, also called invasion was a success and helped to push the Germans out of France.