Category Archives: Dwight D. Eisenhower

IKE: Bearing Witness to the Unthinkable

By early April, 1945, US soldiers in Europe were horrified by scenes that had hitherto been semi-dismissed as “rumors.” Death Camps and Corpses For a few years, there had been undercurrent rumors that the Germans had embarked on wholesale internment … Continue reading

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Ike ’52: The Best known Candidate of All

Dwight David Eisenhower was past 60 when he ran for President in 1952. Ike: Boy to Man There is virtually nothing in the early years of Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) that would point to the glories of his maturity. He … Continue reading

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Moving Mamie Eisenhower

   Mamie Doud was only nineteen when she married recent West Point graduate Lt. Dwight Eisenhower. Young Army Bride Mamie’s parents, John and Elivera Doud were not happy about their daughter’s marriage.  They adored Dwight David Eisenhower, and would consider … Continue reading

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Ike and Mamie’s First House

Mamie Doud was only nineteen when she married Second Lt. Dwight D. Eisenhower, recently graduated from West Point. The Eisenhower Bride and Groom While Mama and Papa Doud adored Ike, and would consider him their “son” for the rest of … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings from the Eisenhowers

No United States President took more personal interest in the annual White House Christmas cards than the Great General Ike himself. Dwight Eisenhower: The President-Artist  Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) was a man of many hobbies – poker, bridge, fishing, golf – … Continue reading

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