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Dwight D. Eisenhower

(1890–1969) US general and Republican statesman; thirty-fourth president of the USA (1953–60). Born in Denison, Texas, Eisenhower graduated from West Point military ...

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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..., Dwight D. ( 1890–1969 ), World War II general and thirty‐fourth president of the United States. Dwight David Eisenhower was born to David and Ida Stover Eisenhower in Denison, Texas, 14 October 1890 . The following year, he, his parents, and two brothers moved to Abilene, Kansas, his father's childhood home. After graduating from high school, Eisenhower received appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and in 1915 , he was commissioned second lieutenant. Following U.S. entry into World War I, he commanded the U.S. army tank corps...

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Gary W. Reichard

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...Eisenhower, Dwight D. ( 1890–1969 ), U.S. army general, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during World War II , and thirty-fourth president of the United States. Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, but spent his youth in Abilene, Kansas. After high school he spent two years working before entering West Point, from which he was commissioned in 1915 . The following year he married Mamie Doud ; they had one son, John . Eisenhower remained in the United States during World War I . In the 1920s he served in Panama and attended both...

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Gary W. Reichard

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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..., Dwight D. ( 1890 – 1969 ), U.S. army general, Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe during World War II, and thirty-fourth president of the United States . Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison , Texas , but spent his youth in Abilene , Kansas . After high school he spent two years working before entering West Point, from which he was commissioned in 1915 . The following year he married Mamie Doud ; they had one son, John . Eisenhower remained in the United States during World War I. In the 1920 s he served in Panama and...

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Richard Immerman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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..., Dwight D. ( 1890–1969 ), thirty-fourth president of the United States, from 1953 to 1961 . In 1967 , Murray Kempton published his now-famous article in Esquire magazine, “The Underestimation of Dwight D. Eisenhower .” That historians could have underestimated Eisenhower seems both counterintuitive and ridiculous. For two momentous decades of the twentieth century, “Ike” stood at the pinnacle of global leadership. As the supreme commander of the Allied (minus Soviet) forces in Europe during World War II, Eisenhower had a role in the defeat...

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Stephen E. Ambrose

The Oxford Companion to International Relations

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...Eisenhower gave the nation eight years of peace and prosperity, a claim no other president in the twentieth century could make. In 1961 , he retired to his farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He died on 28 March 1969 . He was survived by his wife Mamie and his son John. [ See also Cold War ; North Atlantic Treaty Organization ; and Roosevelt, Franklin Delano . ] Bibliography Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower: Soldier and President . (New York, 1990). Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe . (Garden City, N.Y., 1948). Eisenhower, Dwight D. ...

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Stephen E. Ambrose

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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..., Dwight D. ( 1890–1969 ). Born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890 , Dwight D. Eisenhower was the son of a railroad section hand. The family moved to Abilene, Kansas, in 1891 ; he grew up there and graduated from high school in 1911 . He won an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated, and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the US Army. His army career was marked by slow, gradual promotion and high praise from his superiors, one of whom was General Douglas MacArthur. In December 1941 , Chief of...

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Stephen E. Ambrose

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

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..., Dwight D. ( 1890 – 1969 ). Born in Denison, Texas , on 14 October 1890 , Dwight D. Eisenhower was the son of a railroad section hand. The family moved to Abilene , Kansas , in 1891 ; he grew up there and graduated from high school in 1911 . He won an appointment to the US Military Academy at West Point, from which he graduated, and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the US Army. His army career was marked by slow, gradual promotion and high praise from his superiors, one of whom was General Douglas MacArthur. In December 1941 ,...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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...the Soviets. Eisenhower gave the nation eight years of peace and prosperity, a claim no other president in the twentieth century could make. In 1961 , he retired to his farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He died on 28 March 1969 . He was survived by his wife Mamie and his son John. (See also American Foreign Policy ; Civil Rights Movement ; Eisenhower Doctrine .) Dwight D. Eisenhower , Crusade in Europe (New York, 1948). Dwight D. Eisenhower , The White House Years , 2 vols. (Garden City, N.Y., 1962–1963). Stephen E. Ambrose , Eisenhower: Soldier and...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Dwight0D Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969 American soldier and Republican statesman , 34th President of the US 1953–61 Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America. inaugural address, 20 January 1953 hopes to bring to pass in the heart of America in the heart of America This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. speech in Washington, 16 April 1953, in Public Papers of Presidents...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0DwightD. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969 American Republican statesman , 34th President 1953–61 Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. speech in Washington, 16 April 1953, in Public Papers of Presidents 1953 (1960) sweat of its labourers genius of its...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0DwightD. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969 American soldier and Republican statesman , Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces 1943–5, and 34th President of the US 1953–61 . On Eisenhower: see joplin , political sayings and slogans Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. speech at the London Guildhall, 12 June 1945 humility must always be blood of his followers blood of his followers Every gun that is made, every warship launched,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969 You are no longer an Arctic frontier. You constitute a bridge to the continent of Asia and all its people. speech, Anchorage, Alaska, June 12, 1960 There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone has been too long away from home. The remark somehow did not make it into the official transcript attributed, press conference, May 11, 1955 Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. speech, Peoria, Ill., Sept. 25, 1956 [Atoms for...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0DwightD. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890 – 1969 American Republican statesman ; 34th President of the US . On Eisenhower: see truman Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. order to troops preparing to invade Normandy, 6 June 1944 embark upon the great crusade eyes of the world are upon you People of Western Europe: A...

Eisenhower, Dwight D(avid)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Dwight D(avid) ( 1890–1969 ) US general and Republican statesman; thirty-fourth president of the USA ( 1953–60 ). Born in Denison, Texas, Eisenhower graduated from West Point military academy in 1915 and held senior military positions until the outbreak of World War II. During the war he served as chief of staff of the Third Army ( 1941 ), US commander in Europe ( 1942 ), and Allied commander in North Africa and Italy ( 1942–43 ). Following the success of the North African campaign, Eisenhower became supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe...

Eisenhower, Dwight D., Administration of

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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..., Dwight D., Administration of . The years of Dwight D. Eisenhower's two terms as president, 1953–1961 , were turbulent ones for African Americans and civil rights in the United States. Although most historians agree that the new Republican President Eisenhower would have preferred simply to avoid the issues of racism and civil rights, he instead found himself plunged into the midst of some of the most significant moments in the African American struggle for equal rights. Buffeted at home and abroad by the impact of the increasing racial tensions and...

Eisenhower, General of the Army Dwight D.

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The Oxford Companion to World War II

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..., General of the Army Dwight D. ( 1890–1969 ), US Army officer who served as supreme Allied commander in the Mediterranean and then throughout the fighting in north-west Europe. One of seven sons of poor Mennonite parents, Eisenhower was born at Denison, Texas, and was commissioned into the infantry from West Point military academy. Despite all his efforts to obtain a posting to France during the First World War he remained in the USA and was given the task, as a 28-year-old major, of building from scratch the army's first tank corps. By 1918 he...

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(1890–1969)US general and Republican statesman; thirty-fourth president of the USA (1953–60).Born in Denison, Texas, Eisenhower graduated from West Point military academy in 1915 and held senior ...
Administration of Eisenhower, Dwight D.

Administration of Eisenhower, Dwight D.  

The years of Dwight D. Eisenhower's two terms as president, 1953–1961, were turbulent ones for African Americans and civil rights in the United States. Although most historians agree that the ...
National Defense Education Act

National Defense Education Act  

An act of 1958 signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to provide American students with government support for graduate study in science and technology. It was created to improve American ...
Allied Expeditionary Air Force

Allied Expeditionary Air Force  

All of the military personnel (the armies, navies, and air forces), equipment and weaponry, medical staff, support and maintenance supplies, and so on brought together by the Allied Powers during ...

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