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The Supreme Commander Audiobook

The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Publisher's Summary

In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II.

Ambrose brings Eisenhower's experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general's skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world. Ambrose, then the associate editor of the general's official papers, analyzes Eisenhower's difficult military decisions and his often complicated relationships with powerful personalities like Churchill, de Gaulle, Roosevelt, and Patton. This is the definitive account of Eisenhower's evolution as a military leader - from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.

©2016 Stephen E. Ambrose (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Extraordinarily fascinating.... General Dwight Eisenhower comes remarkably alive." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Ambrose is that rare breed: an historian with true passion for his subjects." (Ken Burns)

"Ambrose should be assigned a special, honored place among modern historians.... All of us who write or read history are in his debt." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

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    "If you love military history... this."

    Ambrose is simply amazing in his research and writing. Ferrone accomplished a phenomenal narration and brought this to life.

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    "Wow!"

    All encompassing to say the least. Classic Stephen Ambrose. I thought I knew a descent amount about WW II! I do now! Excellently written and narrated. Got bogged down in a few places but in retrospect, it made me appreciate all the bs Ike had to deal with that I had never heard about before.

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    "God protected our nation"

    The men and women of WWII accomplished almost unbelievable results and God enabled them to preserve, protect and defend.the freedoms which stand even 70+ years later as a beacon to present generations.

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    Brilliant, comprehensive account of maybe the greatest example of one man leading men, to achieve a necessary worldwide goal.

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