Author of the best-seller FDR, Jean Edward Smith is a master of the presidential biography. Setting his sights on Dwight D. Eisenhower, Smith delivers a rich account of Eisenhower's life using previously untapped primary sources. From the military service in WWII that launched his career to the shrewd political decisions that kept America out of wars with the Soviet Union and China, Smith reveals a man who never faltered in his dedication to serving America, whether in times of war or peace.
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by Alexander McCall Smith
by Jean Edward Smith
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"Paul Hecht's accomplished voice brings to life the story of our 34th president. Smith's magisterial biography presents the strengths of a man who advanced from near poverty through the ranks of the U.S. Army and eventually became president of the United States. The author also explores Ike's all-too-human weaknesses. The few times Hecht delivers additional character voices, he does so with aplomb. While his steady cadence is interrupted by an unnecessary number of long pauses, they only slightly detract from this fascinating story. Since the audiobook lacks the supplemental materials that are part of the printed version, listeners may find themselves lost on the battlefields of WWII. But that shouldn't dissuade one from listening to this engaging life story. M.L.R. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"