Ike A Great American Author:collection A good man is hard to find, and finding great men is infinitely harder. But here was one. Dwight D. Eisenhower - 34th President of the United States, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, devoted husband, son and father, lover of peace, passionate American. Wherever he went, greatness walked with him. — Ike tells his story-in the touching intro... more »duction by his wife: Mamie, in photographs from the Eisenhower Library at Abilene, Kansas, in the words of the man himself. Here is the boy who chose for childhood heroes not the white-hatted cowboy stars of his peers, but rather such leaders as Hannibal, Caesar, and George Washington. Here is the clear-thinking West Point Cadet, and the young Army officer whose reputation for "woman hating" was shatered by a saucy young lady named Mamie Geneva Doud.