Review of Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman Essay

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Review of Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman is a document then gives an inside look at the man who has always been a natural born leader. The book breaks down the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower from the time when he wasn't just a young boy throughout his military career, presidency, and his life up to his death. It gives you a detailed account of the accomplishments Eisenhower overcame during his life. He is known as one of America's greatest soldiers and president to ever serve this great country that we live in. Dwight D. …show more content…
"On June 14, 1911 he entered the West Point Military Academy with the class of 1915"3, to begin his life long career of serving his country.
1. Lee Alton R. Dwight D. Eisenhower Soldier, President, Statesman. (Nelson-Hull Chicago, Ill.1981) pg-6
2. pg-12
3. pg-26

Eisenhower would later lead many military forces through the course of both world wars, winning decisive victories and helping push America forward even before his own presidency. "When the United States entered World War I in 1917,. Eisenhower desperately wanted to see action during the war, and applied for an overseas assignment. His own skill would prevent him from participating in battle during that war. Higher officers saw the ability that he had as an organizer and trainer. "Eisenhower was promoted to Captain on June 1, 1917 and was to report to Camp Colt near Gettysburg to take command of the only tank training center in the United States."4 This was an important position for the 27-year-old Captain, to command a camp training six thousand men. It was disappointing for Ike not to be able to go overseas and fight, but he threw all his energy into his new responsibility. "On November 18, 1918 he finally got orders to take his units overseas", to France, but the war would be ended due to

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