THE CHALLENGE AND THE TRIUMPH by Eds. of The Army Times

THE CHALLENGE AND THE TRIUMPH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

With a summary text and over 100 illustrations (which we haven't seen), this bids to be a picture biography of President Eisenhower. The text as such is remarkably frank, considering the relationship between the editors and their subject. The text most actively dilates upon Allied strategy in World War II, though all this has been done mere thoroughly elsewhere. Perhaps the book's main strength is in its rehumanising the General, who was to Zane Grey what Kennedy was to Ian Fleming. When Dwight David grew up in Abilene, this town happened to have been Wild Bill Hickok' s favorite roosting spot... Perhaps his reading matter led to Ike's ineptitude later as a political orator. ""Eisenhower was hurt when a poll of reporters traveling on his train showed that the overwhelming majority of them preferred his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson, who was an orator.""...When asked what the had learned while working under MacArthur, he replied, ""Acttng!""--A very human picture.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1965
Publisher: Putnam