Search Results: "Ike Jeanes"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A convincing, data-driven argument for dividing the economic pie more fairly."
Crunching the numbers behind the income gap reveals effects more profound than previously thought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1973

"In light of Ambrose's evaluation of Eisenhower's negative political acumen, it would be interesting to see how he views the Presidential Ike, but this is an engaging portrait of a man whose easygoing personality and unassuming devotion to duty Ambrose admires and successfully communicates."
Ambrose was an editor of Dwight Eisenhower's collected military papers (The War Years, 1970) and thus is amply qualified for this informal assessment of his long, undramatic but deserved rise to command of a long, dogged, ultimately successful European campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IKE by Michael Korda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"An engaging history, guided by an elegant, witty sense of characterization."
Distinguished man of letters and former Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Korda (Journey to Revolution, 2006, etc.) stylishly and sympathetically restores Dwight D. Eisenhower to an eminent place in the military and political pantheon. Read full book review >

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GENERAL IKE by John S.D. Eisenhower
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2003

"Soon to be bedside reading for West Point cadets and budding generals. We'll hope that Eisenhower follows with an account of his father's presidential years."
An excellent appreciation of Dwight Eisenhower's skills as a military commander, though by a biased observer—the general's son, himself a distinguished officer and historian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1993

More than 35 years after leaving office, Brownell recalls serving as campaign adviser and attorney general for the man ``head and shoulders above all the other political figures I have ever encountered'': Dwight D. Eisenhower. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2013

"A well-researched and -written history that will satisfy both Eisenhower and Nixon aficionados."
Novelist and former New Yorker and Washington Post editor Frank (Trudy Hopedale, 2007, etc.) delves into political biography, focusing on the complicated relationship between President Dwight Eisenhower and his two-term vice president, Richard Nixon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"For readers who are Eisenhower buffs and can fill in the great historical and personal gaps that mar this I-remember- Grandma chronicle. (65 b&w photos, not seen)"
A sentimental biography of a First Lady best remembered- -perhaps unjustly—for her hairstyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR VS. IKE by Robin Gerber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Even the most diehard fans of Eleanor—or Hillary Clinton, who makes a cameo appearance—will find the wooden dialogue and preachy pseudo-history nearly unreadable."
This dewy eyed fiction about Eleanor Roosevelt beating Eisenhower to become the first woman president in 1952 makes barely veiled allusions to the current campaign. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A comprehensive and clear analysis of an important relationship."
Chicago Sun-Times political columnist Neal (The Eisenhowers: Reluctant Dynasty, not reviewed) offers a detailed analysis of the 24-year association between Truman and Eisenhower, who worked in concert to safeguard Western democracy after WWII, until a falling-out in 1952. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IKE AND MONTY by Norman Gelb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 25, 1994

"Generals at War abounds with such telling anecdotes and also is given backbone by Gelb's (Desperate Venture, 1992) clear understanding of warfare and the politics of WW II. (26 b&w photos)"
This is a double portrait of the two very different personalities whose cooperation at the apex of the Allied military command in WW II had profound implications for the war effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IKE AND MCCARTHY by David A. Nichols
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"A thorough, well-written, and surprising picture of a man who was much more than a 'do-nothing' president."
New insight into Dwight Eisenhower's silent methods of facing down enemies, particularly Joseph McCarthy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME, MYSELF AND IKE by K.L.  Denman
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, Kit makes no decisions that are not the product of his illness—which not only equates the protagonist with his disability but produces a bleak, pointless progression for an initially promising novel. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What begins as compelling mystery degenerates into a tale of mental illness existing only for tragedy. Read full book review >