Eisenhower: Soldier and President Themes

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Love

Early on one can see the great love between Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. Even though the two are separated for long periods of time early in their marriage, the Eisenhower's had a great love with one another. While Eisenhower was away from Mamie during World War II he wrote to her very often, and she wrote to him almost daily. One of the first things Eisenhower did every day was to read Mamie's newest letter, this was how he started every day. Eisenhower reveals in his letters to Mamie that his escape from planning battles was to dream about what their life would be like if he were with her instead of away at war. He was always reassuring her of his love for her, and asking for reassurance that she would always be there waiting for him when he returned. When things got too intense for...

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