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How Ike led : the principles behind Eisenhower's biggest decisions / Susan Eisenhower.

By: Eisenhower, Susan [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2020Edition: First editionDescription: 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN: 9781250238771; 1250238773Subject(s): Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 -- Military leadership | 1953-1961 | Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies | Command of troops -- Case studies | Generals -- United States -- Biography | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961 -- Decision making | United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961 -- Decision makingGenre/Form: Biographies. | Case studies. | Biographies.DDC classification: 973.921092 Summary: "How Dwight D. Eisenhower led America through a transformational time-by a DC policy strategist, security expert and his granddaughter. Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Ike was able to give our country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles. These were informed by his heritage and upbringing, as well as his strong character and his personal discipline, but he also avoided making himself the center of things. He was a man of judgment, and steadying force. He sought national unity, by pursuing a course he called the "Middle Way" that tried to make winners on both sides of any issue. Ike was a strategic, not an operational leader, who relied on a rigorous pursuit of the facts for decision-making. His talent for envisioning a whole, especially in the context of the long game, and his ability to see causes and various consequences, explains his success as Allied Commander and as President. After making a decision, he made himself accountable for it, recognizing that personal responsibility is the bedrock of sound principles. How Ike Led shows us not just what a great American did, but why-and what we can learn from him today"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"How Dwight D. Eisenhower led America through a transformational time-by a DC policy strategist, security expert and his granddaughter. Few people have made decisions as momentous as Eisenhower, nor has one person had to make such a varied range of them. From D-Day to Little Rock, from the Korean War to Cold War crises, from the Red Scare to the Missile Gap controversies, Ike was able to give our country eight years of peace and prosperity by relying on a core set of principles. These were informed by his heritage and upbringing, as well as his strong character and his personal discipline, but he also avoided making himself the center of things. He was a man of judgment, and steadying force. He sought national unity, by pursuing a course he called the "Middle Way" that tried to make winners on both sides of any issue. Ike was a strategic, not an operational leader, who relied on a rigorous pursuit of the facts for decision-making. His talent for envisioning a whole, especially in the context of the long game, and his ability to see causes and various consequences, explains his success as Allied Commander and as President. After making a decision, he made himself accountable for it, recognizing that personal responsibility is the bedrock of sound principles. How Ike Led shows us not just what a great American did, but why-and what we can learn from him today"--

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