A review of stephen ambroses book the supreme commander the war years of dwight d eisenhower

The fact that it succeeded was due in no small part to his considerable efforts as The Supreme Commander. A study of a common man, a nice guy and a political wizard. After all, the British had been fighting the Germans for more than 2 years before America entered the war.

Long, but how did Ambrose confine this subject to so few pages, and tell the entire story so well? Everyone should read this. Ambrose does a very credible job of explaining the challenges facing any commander of a force as large as the one assembled to retake Europe. Why was an American placed in charge of this huge multi-national forc While rife with adulation for Eisenhower, The Supreme Commander is essential reading for those who yearn for a deeper understanding of the Allied victory in Europe.

D-Day was such a pivotal event that he prepared a letter assuming personal responsibility should the endeavor fail. He not only had to review and approve all of the battle plans, he had to spend enormous amounts of time conferring with Prime Minister Churchill, ameliorating the sensibilities of his British staff almost all of his "second in commands" were British and the bruised egos of his American subordinates.

He performed this delicate balancing act with grace and humility. The history of events that shaped all our lives and will continue to do so until, God forbid, the next world war comes along.

The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oct 08, Tim Martin rated it it was amazing Wow. A text book for leadership and team building. This book is many things. Why was an American placed in charge of this huge multi-national force based mostly in England to wrest the continent away from the Germans? The key to making this work was for the Americans to appoint a unifier; a leader and a diplomat-warrior to effectively head up the coalition and keep it together.

Hard to put down.

While not the cleverest tactician or most daring commander Eisenhower never personally led men in battlehe was best suited for the job of Supreme Commander by virtue of his grasp of the big picture.

But due to his unique relationship and intimate knowledge of Eisenhower the person, he brings great insight into this work. Tough to stay with. Eisenhower was judged correctly to be such a leader.

Sep 10, John Nevola rated it it was amazing While rife with adulation for Eisenhower, The Supreme Commander is essential reading for those who yearn for a deeper understanding of the Allied victory in Europe.

The simple answer was that Churchill acquiesced because America would supply the bulk of the men and material to process the war but did so against the wishes of his own senior military commanders who considered the Americans to be brash and overreaching.Buy a cheap copy of The Supreme Commander: The War Years of book by Stephen E.

Ambrose. In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E. Ambrose In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II/5(3).

As such The Supreme Commander can tell almost as much about Stephen Ambrose as it does Dwight Eisenhower. As other reviewers noted, the criticism of Eisenhower's Hurtgen Forest campaign, the army's replacement policy, and the segregated army This is one of Stephen Ambrose's first efforts after working with Dwight Eisenhower on Eisenhower's /5.

Stephen E. Ambrose, associate editor of the General's official papers, analyzes his subject's decisions in The Supreme Commander, which Doubleday first published in Throughout the book Ambrose traces the steady development of Eisenhower's generalcy--from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.4/5(3).

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In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander’s leadership during World War II/5(). Stephen E. Ambrose, associate editor of the General's official papers, analyzes his subject's decisions in The Supreme Commander, which Doubleday first published in Throughout the book Ambrose traces the steady development of Eisenhower's generalcy--from its dramatic beginnings through his time at the top post of Allied command.

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