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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.
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 ...moreMore about Dwight D. Eisenhower...