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The light of battle : Eisenhower, D-Day, and the birth of the American superpower / Michel Paradis.

"A thrilling new biography of Dwight Eisenhower set in the months leading up to D-Day, when he grew from a well-liked general into one of the singular figures of American history"-- Provided by publisher.
On June 6, 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower addressed the thousands of American troops preparing to invade Normandy, exhorting them to embrace the "Great Crusade" they faced. Then, in a fleeting moment alone, he drafted a resignation letter in case the invasion failed. In The Light of Battle, Michel Paradis, acclaimed author of Last Mission to Tokyo, paints a vivid portrait of Dwight Eisenhower as he learns to navigate the crosscurrents of diplomacy, politics, strategy, family, and fame with the fate of the free world hanging in the balance. In a world of giants--Churchill, Roosevelt, De Gaulle, Marshall, MacArthur--it was a barefoot boy from Abilene, Kansas, who would master the art of power and become a modern-day George Washington. Drawing upon meticulous research and a voluminous body of newly discovered records, letters, diaries, and firsthand accounts from three continents, Paradis brings Eisenhower to life, as a complicated man who craved simplicity, a genial cipher whose smile was a lethal political weapon.

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  • ISBN: 9780358682370
  • ISBN: 0358682371
  • Physical Description: 507 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-489) and index.
Subject: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 > Military leadership.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Diplomatic history.
Generals > United States > Biography.
United States. Army > Officers > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > France > Normandy.
Command of troops.
Genre: Biographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Emmaus Public Library 940.5412 PARA (Text) 36446002113937 New Adult Checked Out 07/30/2024

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