"Zucker's achievement is monumental. In a fast-paced narrative, he captures Dwight D. Eisenhower with mastery and precision—his thoughts, emotions, decisions, and actions. The smooth prose and rich detail put the reader right there with Ike at every step of his military career and presidency, with an accurate and compelling rendering. This is historical fiction at its best."
—Yanek Mieczkowski, presidential historian and author of Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige
In 1938, he was an unknown lieutenant colonel stationed in the Philippines. By 1945, the world proclaimed him its savior. In the years in between, he led the forces of liberal democracy against history's most wicked tyranny.
In this composite novel — the first of three volumes — readers will experience Dwight Eisenhower's World War II as never before. Eisenhower comes to life — a living, breathing, passionate man — determined to fulfill his duty as he argues for and executes the strategy to save the world from the ultimate villain, Adolf Hitler.
"An ambitious novel that illuminates the complexity of one of the great figures of the twentieth century. Ike's homespun manner concealed a remarkably skilled, at times Machiavellian, leader who guided the nation through perilous times. M.B. Zucker brings us inside Eisenhower's world as he wrestles with a series of decisions affecting the survival of free government and the fate of humanity. This is a fun, fast-paced, informative read that captures the man and his times. Highly recommended."
Stephen F. Knott, Professor of National Security at the Naval War College and author of Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America
The 1950s were the most dangerous decade of all time—but they are remembered as boring and peaceful. This composite novel—the second of three volumes—shows how President Eisenhower made that illusion possible.
Eisenhower faced overlapping crises - the height of Soviet and Chinese aggression, advisors who viewed nuclear warheads as just another conventional weapon, an inherited national security strategy that could bankrupt the country, a war in Korea, and a Red-baiting demagogue in the Senate.
This volume shows how he struck back, devising the most creative and risky plan since Operation Overlord to save the world a second time.
"Great plot, well researched, an engrossing story, a well worked out version of the secrets of the war."
-John Mosier, author of Hitler vs. Stalin: The Eastern Front
From the author of The Eisenhower Chronicles comes a World War II adventure for young adults.
December 16, 1944: The Nazis launch a colossal surprise attack through the Ardennes Forest. If they take Antwerp, a critical port, they will crush the Allied advance from the west and save the Third Reich from the fate it deserves. Opposing the massive German force are the armies of America and its allies. The largest and bloodiest battle in American history begins.
Sergeant Jonathan Brooks has been fighting the Germans since D-Day. He and the Seventh Rangers have endured virtually every major battle on the Western Front. They suffered heavy losses in the past few months, but the showdown in the Ardennes will be the most brutal fighting the Rangers have ever seen.
The Germans capture several cities as they push the Allies back. One of the cities, Spartiate, contains a secret. If the Nazis utilize it, they will win the war. The Rangers are assigned to secure the package from the enemy. As Jonathan Brooks engages the Germans, he must not only defeat the Nazis and seize the package, but also conquer the evil within himself. Nothing he has done before could prepare Brooks for the bloody horror that is the Battle of the Bulge.