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The Eisenhower Diaries

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published February 18th 1981 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published May 1976)
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Nov 06, 2011 René rated it liked it
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If one looks for what Eisenhower thought when he lived through some of the most interesting periods of modern history when he was at the centre of things, this is not the place to look. More time is spent over his frustrations with MacArthur while in the Philippines before the war, or about small-p political issues during his presidency, than going over how he faced the real challenges of war and, as president, peace. Much more was expected from a great statesman.
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Mar 12, 2012 Aaron Million rated it liked it
Not nearly as interesting as the Reagan diaries (mainly because Ike only made occasional entries and often times was reticent in putting down on paper his personal feelings about people) but nonetheless a worthwhile read.
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Dwight David Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower, nicknamed "Ike", was a General of the Army (five star general) in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful inv ...more
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