I was about 10 when Eisenhower was elected president so I had heard about him but I didn't understand what he had actually done. From the biography I have learned that he did some incredibly good things both during war II and as President. I also learned some of his shortcomings and some things I wish he hadn't done (like supporting a coup to oust a democratically elected leader and replace him with the Shah of Iran.) The story is detailed enough to give a good understanding of all the events in his life, but moves quickly so I couldn't stop reading.
Learning about Eisenhower's role in advancing Civil Rights as well as being an person who tried to slow down anti communistic fanatic McCarthy even before Eisenhower was President.
I was not crazy about his reading. He often seems to put an H in front of words so Ike came out soundling like "Hike"
Yes, but of course it was too long to do this. But I could hardly wait to get back to it.
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