The Overlook Press
On Sale: May 29, 2018
Featuring: Ike Eisenhower; Kate Summersby
Hardcover / e-Book
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The sweeping love story at the heart of the Second
World War, vividly reimagining General Eisenhower and Kate
Summersby’s infamous, star-crossed affair
his latest historical novel Ike and Kay, acclaimed
author James MacManus brings to life an unbelievably true
and controversial romance and the poignant characters and
personalities that shaped the course of world
In 1942, Kay Summersby’s life is changed
forever when she is conscripted to drive General Eisenhower
on his fact-finding visit to wartime London. Despite
Eisenhower’s marriage to Mamie, the pair takes an immediate
liking to each other and he buys Kay a rare wartime luxury:
a box of chocolates.
So begins a tumultuous
relationship that, against all military regulation, sees Kay
traveling with Eisenhower on missions to far-flung places
before the final assault on Nazi Germany. The general does
dangerously little to conceal his affair with the woman
widely known as “Ike’s shadow,” and in letters Mamie bemoans
his new obsession with “Ireland.” That does not stop him
from using his influence to grant Kay citizenship and rank
in the US army, drawing her closer still when he returns to
America. When officials discover Eisenhower’s 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 . . .
on the scandalous true story of General Eisenhower’s secret
World War II love affair, Ike and Kay is a
compelling story of love, duty, sacrifice, and heartbreak,
set against the backdrop of the most tumultuous period of
the twentieth century.
1 comment posted.
Re: Ike and Kay
Such an amazing time. Thanks for the review.
(Kathleen Bylsma 12:43pm June 2)
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