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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Eisenhower Narrator: Arthur Morey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781400189564
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • [Arthur Morey] brings alive the wry joy in David Eisenhower's anecdotes about President Dwight D. Eisenhower.... This biography is worth hearing. AudioFile
  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 12/15/2013

    " This is an excellent book! There hasn't been a good book written about Dwight Eisenhower's post-presidential years, and David Eisenhower/Julie Nixon Eisenhower have written a heartwarming, historical, and personal book about a WWII hero, great President, and loving grandfather. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynette Hague | 12/3/2013

    " It was a nice change to read a biography. My husband was born in Abilene, KS, so over the years, I've learned more about Eisenhower. I enjoyed David Eisenhower's wriing and the insight into DDE's life after the presidency. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/7/2013

    " A sweet yet informative book. While certainly biased, still interesting insights about a surprising complex man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Northcraft | 1/1/2013

    " Very interesting. I remember when he was President but had only a vague idea of the man. Have read some things about his personal life that were racy, but this was by grandson so none of that here. Not a knee jerk "he was great" book. Pretty well balanced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles Hallett | 12/13/2012

    " Allows you to really understand Eisenhower in the later years. Also, Author brings up question of Eisenhower's effect on Nixon's presidency if he had lived. Would Watergate have happened versus would Nixon have gone to China? Fascinating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike Mccormick | 8/11/2012

    " Nice read about Eisenhower's life after the Presidency from the perspective of his grandson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 7/3/2012

    " What a great book...very personal view into Eisenhower's later years with his grandson, David. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary Strike | 7/26/2011

    " I really enjoyed this personal, historic, and relaxing book. I am well-read on Eisenhower and I learned things with this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 5/27/2011

    " Not many people could write a book about eight of their childhood years, but David Eisenhower has remarkable resources to draw on. I got quite a different view of President Eisenhower than I expected from this insightful memoir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 4/21/2011

    " 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 Charles | 4/7/2011

    " Allows you to really understand Eisenhower in the later years. Also, Author brings up question of Eisenhower's effect on Nixon's presidency if he had lived. Would Watergate have happened versus would Nixon have gone to China? Fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 12/20/2010

    " Very interesting account of Eisenhower's life after he left office. I admired him from his war year's, but didn't know much about his years in office and after. I remember seeing him in Detroit when he was running for president.
    This book written by his grandson David is very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheri | 12/11/2010

    " What a great book...very personal view into Eisenhower's later years with his grandson, David. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 11/21/2010

    " Nice read about Eisenhower's life after the Presidency from the perspective of his grandson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 11/14/2010

    " This is an excellent book! There hasn't been a good book written about Dwight Eisenhower's post-presidential years, and David Eisenhower/Julie Nixon Eisenhower have written a heartwarming, historical, and personal book about a WWII hero, great President, and loving grandfather. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 11/11/2010

    " interviewing david about this interesting book - can you imagine having a former president for your grandfather?

    finished this tonite - am choosing my questions for david

    interesting book - lots of interesting glimpses into Ike "

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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.

About the Narrator

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards: in 2011 for Biography and History, in for History and Historical Fiction, and in 2009 for Nonfiction and Culture. His work has also garnered multiple AudioFile Earphones awards, and he has been nominated for an Audie Award. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. As a narrator, he has received nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.