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I'm Oliver North this is more stories -- Eisenhower presidential Library and Museum in Abilene Kansas.
Memorial for the life and times of one of America's most extraordinary and -- that sold.
We don't want to serve as the 44 -- what David -- been described as the born optimist.
Always expected to -- -- playing poker against -- West Point classmates.
Were out maneuvering that was best shot.
-- the woman behind the man.
Made me doubt I.
For divorce I think her perseverance in adversity under the -- -- -- They would for an inside look at one of the greatest heroes.
Of World War II.
It was what's described as looking like he taught history instead of making it.
-- -- understood.
Used that word if they thought.
We did not say how he could be an effective leader -- troops one.
-- for everybody else.
I don't think guys -- really knew where he was born for a long time examiners best.
His mennonite parents David and I don't hoped -- be born a girl -- Kids.
But during a violent thunderstorm Dwight David Eisenhower made his entry into the world in Dennison -- and October 14 1890.
He was always referred -- all the time.
David struggled to support a family of five on the ten dollars that we heard -- a railroad engine -- When Dwight was a little over a year old who -- returned to America's first kowtow.
At Abilene Kansas.
-- this day is a historian who's written one of Eisenhower's most acclaimed biographies.
Tell me about his childhood.
I he was born in poverty he realized that he was going to succeed in the world he was.
Gonna have to not only work hard but probably work harder than the next guy.
His mother was was the backbone of the Eisenhower family that the father was a little on the solid side never -- much.
This is the house in which David and I don't raise their six sons it's now part of the Eisenhower presidential library and heavily where did hole is the director.
The six boys you know themselves.
Just remarkable -- -- very rambunctious they fought they argued -- had a great Kemper -- one story where he got so angry without -- fists against the tree until they became bloody he.
As a child had a great deal of difficulty in learning to control his -- In this is -- portrait of America.
Susan Eisenhower learned a lot about her grandfather from her grandma.
He had a number of strategies for managing this time.
One of the things he did was to keep them a -- And this diary is used as a way to blow off steam.
Poverty was something that -- never really got over.
He knew he was.
-- to get an education beyond high school.
And the only way that he would get a free education.
Wants to -- -- West Point Naval Academy what few people know is that his first appointment west of the Naval Academy.
But he was too -- In those days you you couldn't be over nineteen.
When when you entered Annapolis is -- like he had a full back position.
What kind of student wasn't like it was.
Popular but not terribly successful.
Here is isn't -- doing everything within his power to himself thrown up for example it in his senior year he racked up over 100 the -- He spent a lot of time you know marching punishment worse you know in the -- unity.
They were asked to report to hear this company officer.
In great coach which is the big overcoat that they -- -- points of that -- war is to tell nothing under the he got the -- of blogs were dancing wildly.
Where his partner actually shorter ankle is one of the things that that.
Eisenhower learned that that wasn't in the curriculum whether it was how to play poker.
Is such a good player.
This and credible -- an -- in that -- it normally Bush's play these are for people with skin like that he was able.
Play poker without ever showing any expression at all.
Those poker winnings helped support the poor -- that within months of being commissioned in 1950 years as an army officer.
It was almost as if he had an epiphany.
He suddenly realize now.
-- -- experience.
I did get serious and graduated 61 in his -- The report of the courts in Houston Texas where in 1960.
And marry one of Denver's wealthiest of the -- may be done.
Many always used to say to -- it's -- And she was.
She said the men that she might likely -- were really just lounge lizards that patent leather hair that here's.
I think Eisenhower complete contrast.
I think it was a tremendous job.
When -- actually.
-- night and found that little bit about army life.
Naimi gave him real push back if she didn't -- and he said -- thought he was talking nonsense she just think right now -- -- -- meanwhile there was noticed HT pushing -- through maybe that was Dustin.
But admitted that I needed to teach her how to cook.
Marked the birth of their first son doubt.
They nicknamed him -- Guys and our family's joy tempered -- disappointment.
But he wasn't seeing action in the first world war.
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