The General's Women

The General's Women

Large Print - 2017
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During World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower's wife Mamie knew the gossip: Ike was involved with another woman; his letters home were only tepidly reassuring. The relationship between Eisenhower and his driver/aide Kay Summersby moved from England to North Africa and then throughout Europe before and after the Normandy landing. At the end of the war, Ike is faced with the heart-wrenching choice between divorcing Mamie to marry Kay, or to pursue a political future. In the post-war years, as Ike returns to Mamie, Kay struggles to create a life and work of her own.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410499059
Characteristics: 651 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Call Number: LT ALBERT, S


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Now I growl everytime I see a general's star-encrusted hat, chagrined at Eisenhower for putting his career ahead of the most important people in his life. Albert thoroughly researched her subjects, frivolous insecure Mamie, masterfully strategic Ike, and bright capabable Kay. From personal letters and other sources comes a fascinating triangle of determination, passion and duty, told from their three points of view. We may know the public history, but Albert presents a satisfactorly meatier background to the relationships.

Kris--Pt. Roberts


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