GENERAL IKE by Alden Hatch


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Pop handling and not too good at that -- straight corn, with very little material which has not been accessible before, in an obvious and over-ebullient biography of Dwight Eisenhower. Rightly tagged by Churchill as ""no glory-hopper"", Eisenhower's sudden rise to the highest possible post in military circles today was unexpected even by the man himself. His record, though consistently good, was not ""big time"" until this war. Katch traces his story, from birth in Kansas, of simple stock, through school days, football, West Point, marriage, training of troops during the first w, General Staff school, and inter General Staff work under MacArthur and the Philippines Finally, the war -- his assignment to Britain in advance of the North African invasion; North Africa, Stolly, Italy (the Patton incident given a break); and his selection as Commander in Chief for the biggest job of all...Ultimately, Eisenhower will find a more inspired biographer.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1944
Publisher: Holt