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Ike's Irish lover : the echo of a sigh

Author: Kieron Wood
Publisher: [Dublin] : Kieron Wood, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Kay Summersby or Mamie Eisenhower? The Irish-born chauffeur or the American wife? That was the choice for General Dwight D Eisenhower. The most powerful general in Europe during World War II, the man in charge of the D-Day invasion, was to be elected president of the United States twice in the 1950s. But first he had to choose ... Many people knew about the relationship between Ike and Kay during the war, but most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Dwight D Eisenhower; Mamie Doud Eisenhower; Kay Summersby Morgan; Dwight D Eisenhower; Mamie Doud Eisenhower; Kay Summersby Morgan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kieron Wood
ISBN: 9781910179949 1910179949
OCLC Number: 952034060
Description: 357 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Kieron Wood.

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"Kay Summersby or Mamie Eisenhower? The Irish-born chauffeur or the American wife? That was the choice for General Dwight D Eisenhower. The most powerful general in Europe during World War II, the man in charge of the D-Day invasion, was to be elected president of the United States twice in the 1950s. But first he had to choose ... Many people knew about the relationship between Ike and Kay during the war, but most historians have discounted claims that the couple had a passionate love affair. New documents and photographs now suggest that the couple did have an affair and that Ike did seek a divorce from his wife to marry Kay. So why didn't it happen? And what happened to Kay once she became a US citizen? This book tells the enthralling story of their affair, how Kay followed Ike to North Africa, how her ship was torpedoed by a U-boat, how her fiancé died while clearing mines, her relationship with Ike and other leading wartime figures, the strain of D-Day, how Kay was attacked by a would-be rapist in the USA and how the relationship eventually ended."--Back cover.

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