How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower's Biggest Decisions

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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.

Susan Eisenhower's 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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About the author

SUSAN EISENHOWER, one of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's four grandchildren, is a consultant, author, and a Washington, DC-based policy strategist with many decades of work on national security issues. She lectures widely on such topics, including strategic leadership.
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Publisher
Thomas Dunne Books
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Published on
Aug 11, 2020
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781250238788
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads of State
Business & Economics / Leadership
History / United States / 20th Century
Political Science / American Government / General
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