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Eisenhower: Soldier and President
Title:Eisenhower: Soldier and President
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Category:biography, history, presidents, non-fiction, politics, american-history
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It is the young men born into the false prosperity of the s and brought up in the bitter realities of the Depression of the s that this book is about The literature they read as youngsters was anti war and cynical portraying patriots as suckers slackers and heroes None of them wanted to be part of another war They wanted to be throwing baseballs not handgrenades shooting s at rabbits not M s at other young men But when the test came when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned they fought from the Prologue, From Stephen Ambrose comes a book on the most momentous expedition in American history amp one of the great adventure stories of all time In Pres Th Jefferson selected his personal secretary Cpt Meriwether Lewis to lead a voyage up the Missouri R to the Rockies over the mountains down the Columbia R to the Pacific Ocean amp back Lewis was a perfect choice He endured great hardships amp saw incredible sights including vast herds of buffalo amp Indian tribes with no previous contact with whites He amp his partner Cpt Wm Clark made the st map of the trans Mississippi West provided scientific data on the flora amp fauna of the Louisiana Purchase territory amp established the American claim to Oregon Washington amp Idaho Ambrose has pieced together new information about weather terrain amp medical knowledge at the time to provide a colorfully realistic backdrop for the expedition Lewis saw the N American continent before any other white Ambrose details native peoples weather landscape science everything the expedition encountered thru Lewis eyes Lewis is supported by a host of colorful characters st of all Jefferson himself whose interest in exploring amp acquiring the American West went back years Next comes Clark a frontiersman whose love for Lewis matched Jefferson s There are numerous Indian chiefs amp Sacagawea the Indian girl who accompanied the expedition along with the French Indian hunter Drouillard the great naturalists of Philadelphia the French amp Spanish fur traders of St Louis John Quincy Adams amp other leading political scientific amp military figures of the turn of the century This is a book about a hero about national unity It s also a tragedy When Lewis returned to Washington in the fall of he was a national hero But for Lewis the expedition was a failure Jefferson had hoped to find an all water route to the Pacific with a short hop over the Rockies Lewis discovered no such passage Jefferson hoped the Louisiana Purchase would provide endless farm land Lewis discovered that the Great Plains were too dry Jefferson hoped there was a river flowing from Canada into the Missouri Lewis reported no such river thus no claim to the Canadian prairie Lewis discovered the Plains Indians were hostile amp would block settlement amp trade up the Missouri Lewis took to drink engaged in land speculation piled up debts he couldn t pay made political enemies amp suffered depression High adventure high politics suspense drama amp diplomacy combine with romance amp tragedy to make this work of scholarship as readable as a novel, As good a rifle company as any Easy Company th Airborne Division US Army kept getting tough assignments responsible for everything from parachuting into France early DDay morning to the capture of Hitler s Eagle s Nest at Berchtesgaden In Band of Brothers Ambrose tells of the men in this brave unit who fought went hungry froze amp died a company that took casualties amp considered the Purple Heart a badge of office Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers journals amp letters Stephen Ambrose recounts the stories often in the men s own words of these American heroes br Foreword br We wanted those wings Camp Toccoa br Stand up amp hook up Benning Mackall Bragg Shanks br Duties of the latrine orderly Aldbourne br Look out Hitler Here we come Slapton Sands Uppottery br Follow me Normandy br Move out Carentan br Healing wounds amp scrubbed missions Aldbourne br Hell s highway Holland br Island Holland br Resting recovering amp refitting Mourmelon le Grand br They got us surrounded the poor bastards Bastogne br Breaking point Bastogne br Attack Noville br Patrol Haguenau br Best feeling in the world Mourmelon br Getting to know the enemy Germany br Drinking Hitler s champagne Berchtesgaden br Soldier s dream life Austria br Postwar careers br Acknowledgments amp Sources br Index, No description available