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Going Home To Glory by David Eisenhower
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Dec 28, 10

Read in December, 2010

Poignant book about the final years of Eisenhower as told by his grandson, David Eisenhower. You remember David Eisenhower, he married Nixon's daughter, Julie, and the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains is named for him. Eisenhower is sometimes the forgotten president. He followed the unpredictable Harry Truman and he was followed by the charismatic JFK. Eisenhower is dismissed by many historians as a do nothing president, but anyone interested in history should read this book. Very well told by his grandson, and by my definition of a great biography, you are sad when Eisenhower dies. Going Home to Glory only covers the years of 1961 - 1969 when Eisenhower moved to Gettysburg, and his grandson had the most contact with him.
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