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The Eisenhower Chronicles


In 1938 he was a lieutenant colonel stationed in the Philippines; by 1945 the world proclaimed him its savior. From leading the forces of liberal democracy against history's most evil tyrant to the presidency, Dwight D. Eisenhower fought for and kept the peace during the most dangerous era in history.

The Eisenhower Chronicles dramatizes Ike's life, portraying his epic journey from unknown soldier to global hero as only a novel could. He is shown working with icons such as FDR, Winston Churchill, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and confronting challenges like D-Day, the Little Rock Crisis, and Sputnik.

Eisenhower's legacy is grounded in defending the world from fascism, communism, and nuclear weapons. This novel shows how he accomplished it all and takes readers into his mind and soul, grounding the history in the man who made it.

"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


"A most important aspect of M. B. Zucker's The Eisenhower Chronicles is that it dispels at least two myths about Ike's presidency: that it was but an appendage to his illustrious military career; and, that Eisenhower was more prone to react to events rather than shape them. In a lively and innovative style, Zucker shows his readers how Ike managed the Cold War during its most dangerous period and helped make his country a more fair and just society at home. A must read for anyone interested in mid-20th century America."

-Alvin S. Felzenberg, presidential historian and author of The Leaders We Deserved and a Few We Didn't


"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


"This is a vast and minutely detailed account of Eisenhower as both supreme Warlord and President of the United States at a time of truly massive transformation.It is magisterial in its informed account and sweeping in its scope. It is a panoramic study, intensively researched, of Eisenhower as both a private person and a world figure.... Five stars and highly recommended."

- The Historical Fiction Company Editorial Reviews

"Soldier, diplomat, president, America's granddad, a warrior who crusaded for peace - Ike's greatest legacy is that America is still a country today; that none of the diplomatic and military crises of the 1950's ended in nuclear missiles being fired - that the use of nukes never became normalized. A man who knew full well the dreadful cost of war, Ike ended the conflict he inherited and started no new ones. This novel is a powerful portrayal of one of America's greatest Presidents, showing him as a man with many insecurities and a volcanic temper, who overcame them all and made America, not just the leader of the free world, but a powerful force for world peace at a time when many expected World War III was still in the near future."

HIGHLY recommended!

-Lewis Smith, author of President Hamilton


"Mr. Zucker brings the mindset of Dwight Eisenhower alive in this very informative and well written book. A must read for anyone who is an Eisenhower fan or admirer."

-5 Star Amazon Review


"Policy wonks will revel in discussions between Ike and his aides … and readers will come to a clearer understanding of the circumstances Eisenhower had to operate in, gaining sympathy for him because of the many difficult choices he had to make as a leader."

-The Historical Novel Society

"One of my favorite non-fiction books was Jean Edward Smith's Eisenhower in War and Peace. Zucker's novel serves as a perfect complement to that great book as it brings to life many of the same stories and makes it more personal and real. Zucker cites Smith among many other Eisenhower biographers as well as the Eisenhower family itself as sources for his book. This lends authenticity to every interaction, especially the dialogues, which are the best part of this read. Finally, Zucker is very effective at driving home the point that "Ike's" greatest accomplishment may well have been what did NOT happen on his watch (use of nukes)."

-5 Star Goodreads Review

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