SERGEANT MICKEY AND GENERAL IKE by

SERGEANT MICKEY AND GENERAL IKE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here, in the words of the G. I. who served him- and loved him-is General Eisenhower, who remained a hero to his valet, Sergeant Mickey, his personal orderly, a little boy from Queens who got his big break when he was assigned to Eisenhower just before the war-down in Texas. Here is The Boss, as he followed him to Washington, London, North Africa, and finally France during the big show. Here are some of his less familiar, more personal predilections; food-and kitchens; westerns; baths; houses which seem homelike, and Mickey's efforts to supply the small comforts whenever possible. Here also is Mickey's girl, Pearlie, the Wac he met in North Africa, married in France just before the von Rundstedt winter offensive- end the reception Eisenhower gave them both. A nice naivete, (deliberately) ingenuous interpretation of a great man as he seemed to lesser folk, whose admiration is certainly catching, warming.

Pub Date: May 17th, 1946
Publisher: Putnam