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Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 | [David Eisenhower, Julie Nixon Eisenhower]

Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969

After President Dwight D. Eisenhower left office in 1961, he retired to a farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Living next door was his teenage grandson, David; they would be neighbors for the rest of the decade. Based on personal stories, letters, diaries, and the reminiscences of Eisenhower’s closest friends, Going Home to Glory is both an intimate chronicle of the elder statesman’s final years and a coming of age story.
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After President Dwight D. Eisenhower left office in 1961, he retired to a farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Living next door was his teenage grandson, David; they would be neighbors for the rest of the decade. Based on personal stories, letters, diaries, and the reminiscences of Eisenhower’s closest friends, Going Home to Glory is both an intimate chronicle of the elder statesman’s final years and a coming of age story.

In this book, Eisenhower emerges as both a beloved and forbidding figure, whether relaxing at home or playing golf, advising presidents Kennedy and Johnson and 1968 presidential hopeful Richard Nixon, or rendering sage advice to young people - including the author. Set amidst the turbulent 60s, the author describes Eisenhower's many efforts to influence a bewildered nation on civil rights and Vietnam.

David Eisenhower's first book about his grandfather, Eisenhower at War, was a best seller and a finalist for the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in History. Going Home to Glory, a personal sequel, offers completely new insight into one of the country's most respected presidents.

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    Ken Dacula, GA, United States 12-16-11
    Ken Dacula, GA, United States 12-16-11 Member Since 2009
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    What made the experience of listening to Going Home to Glory the most enjoyable?

    I am a great lover of American History. I have listened to the full audio book several times since it came out and relistening to it now. Listening to this book has given me a great appreciation for


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Going Home to Glory?

    The way the General interacts with others, from his family, the Presidents and members of Congress. Everyone was treated with such great respect. That Ike and Mamie were from a generation that understood that it took hard work and sacrifice to make a better life for your children and grandchildren. That America is the Last Best Hope for the world.


    What about Arthur Morey’s performance did you like?

    Arthur Morey made the experience of this book very enjoyable. He did a great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the book transitioned to the time when the General knew he would never come back to Eisenhower Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Wow, the human emotion of it all. The General showed that he was a father, grandfather, President, General and most importantly husband to Mamie.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book to all history buffs. Only one statement I can say....Wow. Learned stuff I never even realized that President and General Eisenhower did for the country he loved. Would make a great Christmas or Birthday gift for the reader in your life.

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    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 02-09-11
    Roy Beaumont, TX, United States 02-09-11 Member Since 2005
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    "History and Memoir"

    This book follows "Eisenhower at War 1943-1945" which is a history. "Going Home to Glory" is a combination of David Eisenhower's memoir of his relationship as grandson of the former President and a history of the last years of the President's life. Sections detailing Vice President Nixon's part in those years are presented by Julie Nixon Eisenhower. This is much warmer than a standard history and obviously favors "DDE" at every turn. However, the insights into how President Eisenhower spent his post presidential years is well worth the reader's attention. Another book from what I label the "sunset years genre" is Michael Shelden's "Mark Twain: Man in White" available from Audible. It too provides insight into how another great man lived his final years. The narration of Arthur Morey is excellent.

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    William SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 05-31-14
    William SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 05-31-14 Member Since 2013

    My book reviews, except for fiction, will mostly be about the information value of a book.

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    "Gives you a more complete understanding of Ike"

    For the reader that is new to Dwight Eisenhower, I suggest reading Going Home to Glory before reading any other Dwight Eisenhower biographies or memoirs. The knowledge learned from this book will make other biographies, and Dwight Eisenhower’s own memoirs, richer. In addition to providing insight to Dwight Eisenhower the person, Going Home to Glory is a well written account of the poignant relationship between grandfather and grandson.

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