Dwight D. Eisenhower: 34th President of the United States (United States Presidents (Abdo)) (Library Binding)

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The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower, beginning with his childhood in Abilene, Kansas. Information about Eisenhower's education at the United States Military Academy at West Point and early career as an officer in the U.S. Army is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Eisenhower's military service during World War II and his role in Operation Overlord. Eisenhower's career and head of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces and as president of Columbia University are discussed. Finally, students will explore key events from President Eisenhower's administration, including ending the Korean War, the struggle for civil rights and the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, the launching of Sputnik by the Soviet Union. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781604534498
ISBN-10: 1604534494
Publisher: Abdo Publishing Company
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: United States Presidents (Abdo)
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