Article abstract: During World War II, Eisenhower served with distinction as Allied Commander for the invasions of North Africa, Italy, and France. He won the presidential elections of 1952 and 1956 and guided the country through eight years of peace and prosperity.
Although born in Texas, where his parents lived briefly, Dwight David Eisenhower grew up in the small town of Abilene, Kansas. The Eisenhowers were a close-knit family and belonged to the Brethren Church, part of the heritage of ancestors who had immigrated to Pennsylvania from...
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