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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Eisenhower Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After President Dwight D. Eisenhower left office in 1961, he retired to a farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Living next door was his teenage grandson, David; they would be neighbors for the rest of the decade. Based on personal stories, letters, diaries, and the reminiscences of Eisenhower’s closest friends, Going Home to Glory is both an intimate chronicle of the elder statesman’s final years and a coming of age story.

In this book, Eisenhower emerges as both a beloved and forbidding figure, whether relaxing at home or playing golf, advising presidents Kennedy and Johnson and 1968 presidential hopeful Richard Nixon, or rendering sage advice to young people—including the author. Set amidst the turbulent sixties, the author describes Eisenhower’s many efforts to influence a bewildered nation on civil rights and Vietnam.

David Eisenhower’s first book about his grandfather, Eisenhower at War, was a bestseller and a finalist for the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in History. Going Home to Glory, a personal sequel, offers completely new insight into one of the country’s most respected presidents.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gracefully written…A warm personal recollection and a cogent summary of Eisenhower’s place in the American political spectrum.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Some books are written from the head; others, from the heart. Going Home to Glory, which David Eisenhower composed with ample assistance from his wife, Julie, is both, though it tilts pleasingly toward the latter.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jake | 1/23/2014

    " A warm, charming and quick read about one of our nation's most admirable figures and most underrated presidents, Dwight David Eisenhower, as seen through the loving if observable eyes of his grandson, David. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kara | 12/28/2013

    " A very nice book about what seems like a very nice man, President/General Eisenhower. Educational, interesting, and a glimps into the time of Eisenhower's life that is often not focused on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sofakings | 12/28/2013

    " Some great anecdotes about Ike's retirement to Gettysburg and his attention to politics after leaving office. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Kroon | 12/18/2013

    " A well written and warm reminiscence about a American icon by his grandson. A must read for anyone interested in Ike, Nixon, or the 60's. "

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About the Author

David Eisenhower is an author, public policy fellow, and eponym of the United States presidential retreat, Camp David. He is the grandson of the thirty-fourth president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.