Naval War College Review


Douglas Kinnard


Dwight D. Eisenhower, affectionately known as Ike, was in the center of major world events for two decades in the mid-twentieth century. As a soldier in World War II, he commanded the Allied armies that defeated the Axis powers in the Mediterranean and Europe, and in the following decade he served two terms as a very popular president. With this long and interesting volume that ends on VE Day, 8 May 1945, Carlo D’Este, a military historian, joins a distinguished list of Eisenhower biographers that includes Stephen Ambrose, Peter Lyon, grandson David Eisenhower, and, most recently, Geoffrey Perret.