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April 24, 2019
6:30 PM
Time Details:
6:00 PM Wine & Cheese Reception; 6:30 PM Program
Central Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Free; To RSVP by phone 816.701.3407
Book cover of Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World, featuring a photo of President Eise
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"Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World" with Louis Galambos, at Central Kansas City Public Library

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As the editor of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s papers – all 21 volumes – Louis Galambos might know more about the military hero turned commander-in-chief than anyone alive. In a discussion of his new book "Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World," Galambos explores the shifts in Ike’s identity and reputation over his lifetime and how he developed his distinctive leadership skills. With the help of Brig. Gen. and mentor Fox Conner, Eisenhower learned as a career military officer to profit from his mistakes and pivot quickly. In the White House, he embraced compromise and coalition building. Galambos is a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. This presentation continues a series coinciding with the exhibit "Eisenhower’s Middle Road" at Central Kansas City Public Library. All are made possible by a grant to the Eisenhower Foundation from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri. See "More Details" to RSVP.