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Dwight Eisenhower is the only main character in this biography. He was born to David and Ida Eisenhower. He grew up in Abilene, Kansas, with five brothers. Eisenhower is the third child.

When he was a freshman in high school, he hurt his leg. The injury did not appear at first to be serious, but later he got an infection in the leg and soon the doctors wanted to amputate the leg. The doctors feared he would die if the leg was not removed. Eisenhower refuses to allow the doctors to remove his leg, and his parents respect his decision. Eisenhower asks one of his brothers to make sure that the doctors do not try to take the leg, no matter what happens. Luckily, Eisenhower makes a complete recovery and keeps his leg.

Eisenhower goes to West Point Military Academy after graduating from high school. Here...

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