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January 14, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Book cover of "At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends" with photo of former President Dwight D. Ei
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Ike Book TALK: "At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends" by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The 2020 Book TALK series kicks off with Ike's own memoir. In warm and personal terms, the military hero who became our 34th president writes about his life, his acquaintances, and the history that unfolded before his eyes. We learn about his life at West Point and before, in turn-of-the-century Kansas, when the Wild West had just become the rural West. Dreams of adventure carried Dwight Eisenhower from the wrong side of the tracks in Abilene to the leadership of a great alliance and military expedition, a great university, and a great nation. Eisenhower remembers his tour of duty in the Canal Zone, life with young wife Mamie, and those who influenced his military career. We are given—as friends—stories written by a president at ease. Ike Book TALKS are free and open to the public. Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) is presented by Humanities Kansas. Books in the series can be checked out of the Abilene Public Library or purchased at the Eisenhower Presidential Library gift shop.