History HiJinks Book Club: Ike- An American Hero by Michael Korda

Monday, January 7, 2013

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Small Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Mon, 2013-01-07 19:00 - 20:15

Distinguished man of letters and former Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Korda (Journey to Revolution, 2006, etc.) stylishly and sympathetically restores Dwight D. Eisenhower to an eminent place in the military and political pantheon.

With the outbreak of World War II, Ike was summoned to London to make order out of chaos… Korda’s command of military history is impressive in the wartime chapters. He treats Eisenhower’s two-term presidency more summarily, but hails Ike’s little-regarded devotion to keeping America out of war and the groundwork laid for the Civil Rights movement. An engaging history, guided by an elegant, witty sense of characterization.  Kirkus Reviews