The great general of World War II with all his appealing average American boy attributes, becomes here the hero of an excellent young teen biography. His ordinary and unspectacular boyhood -- the steps of his rise to position of supreme commander of the allied forces is presented with successful transference of his simplicity, charm and magnetism, while losing nothing in terms of action. His personality is actually a substitute for gripping excitement and thrilling incidents. This particular story of his career shows the inner strength, the lonely sense of responsibility that were concomitants of his great task, and connects these with his upbringing and background to indicate how they prepared him for such heavy responsibility. A fairly adult and rounded picture of the man and his character -- one of the great popular heroes of our time. The emphasis on his sports record will have extra appeal to boys.