Leadership & Organization | Eisenhower Presidential Library, KSSkip to Main Content. Eisenhower PDF "You have got to have something in which to believe. You have got to have leaders, organization, friendships, and contacts that help you to believe that, and help you to put out your best. A commander of a regiment is not necessarily a leader. He has all of the appurtenances of power given by a set of Army regulations by which he can compel unified action. He can say to a body such as this, "Rise," and "Sit down.
Leadership & Organization
Eisenhower Solider and President takes the reader not only through but also inside the life of Dwight Eisenhower from his early childhood in Abilene, Kansas, to his military beginnings at West Point, his time as Supreme Commander and President of the United States of America until his death at the age of seventy-three in Eisenhower grew up the middle of six boys to David and Ida Eisenhower. As a young child growing up in Abilene, Kansas Eisenhower is taught that with hard work and determination there is nothing one cannot accomplish. Early in his life Eisenhower feels a sense of duty to his country as he attends West Point Military Academy. Here he meets many friends that will remain with him throughout his life, such as Omar Bradley. It is at West Point that begins to show his ability for leadership when he is asked to coach the junior varsity football team after a leg injury ends his time playing the sport.
He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in —43 and the successful Invasion of Normandy in —45 from the Western Front. His family had a strong religious background. Eisenhower, however, did not belong to any organized church until
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Along the way, Ambrose follows the 34th President's relations with the people closest to him, most of all Mamie, his son John, and Kay Summersby, as well as Franklin D. This superb interpretation of Eisenhower's life confirms Stephen Ambrose's position as one of our finest historians. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.