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Ike and Kay

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The vivid reimagining of General Eisenhower and Kay Summersbys infamous love affairJames MacManus, highly acclaimed author and man... Lire la suite
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The vivid reimagining of General Eisenhower and Kay Summersbys infamous love affair

James MacManus, highly acclaimed author and managing director of the Times Literary Supplement, creates a compelling historical novel that brings to life an unbelievable but true love story set during the Second World War.In 1942, Cork-born Kay Summersbys life is changed forever when she is tasked with driving General Eisenhower on his fact-finding visit to wartime London. Despite Eisenhowers marriage to Mamie, the pair takes an immediate liking to one another and he gifts Kay a rare wartime luxury: a box of chocolates.So begins a tumultuous relationship that against all military regulation sees Kay travelling with Eisenhower on missions to far flung places before the final assault on Nazi Germany. She becomes known as Ikes shadow and in letters Mamie bemoans his new obsession with Ireland. That does not stop him from using his influence to grant Kay US citizenship and rank in the US army, drawing her closer when he returns to America. When the US authorities discover Eisenhowers plans to divorce from his wife they threaten the fragile but passionate affair and Kay is forced to take desperate measures to hold onto the man she loves

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In a historical romance based on archived documents, Cork-born Kay Summersby is tasked with driving General Eisenhower around the wartime London of 1942. A love affair ensues, finding Summersby accompanying Eisenhower on missions to far flung locations ahead of the final assault on Nazi Germany.



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Ike and Kay is a thrilling tale of wartime romance, brimming with love, duty, sacrifice and heartbreak, set against the backdrop of the most tumultuous period of the twentieth century.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Ike and Kay
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780715652947
ISBN: 071565294X
Format: Livre Relié
Producteur: Duckworth Overlook
Editeur: Prelude
Genre: Littérature
nombre de pages: 352
Poids: 478g
Taille: H145mm x B224mm x T30mm
Parution: 15.03.2018
Année: 2018