David and Julie Eisenhower to Speak on President's Weekend
David Eisenhower and his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower will visit Gettysburg on Saturday, February 19th to speak about their new book, Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969 .
Going Home to Glory is a loving yet insightful examination of Supreme Allied Commander and 34 th President Dwight Eisenhower’s later life. David Eisenhower was twelve years old when the man he called “Granddad” left the White House and retired to his farm in Gettysburg, now preserved as the Eisenhower National Historic Site. David spent countless hours working on his grandfather’s farm, traveling with him to foreign lands and simply sharing quality one-on–one time with the former president. Julie’s recollections of meeting David’s grandparents and their involvement with the 1968 Nixon campaign and election as President are intertwined with David’s memories in Going Home to Glory .
Both David and Julie will speak briefly about their book at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Afterward from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. they will sign their book in the Visitor Center lobby. Plenty of copies of the book will be available for sale that day. For those not able to visit in person, books can be ordered in advance on line at http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/shop.htm . Enter the on-line store and click on “signed book presale.” Once books are autographed, they will be shipped to the buyer. Advance orders can also be placed by calling the bookstore at 717-334-2288.
The Eisenhower National Historic Site is open daily with shuttle buses leaving the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for youth ages 6 -12; children age 5 and under are admitted free. Advance reservations are available by calling 877-874-2478. Reservations are especially recommended for groups of 16 or more and group rates are available.
For more information contact the Eisenhower National Historic Site at 717-338-9114 or visit the web site at <www.nps.gov/eise>.
Did You Know?
Dwight Eisenhower served as General MacArthur’s chief of staff in the Philippines in the 30s. Although quick to acknowledge MacArthur’s brilliant military mind, Eisenhower was frustrated with the General’s penchant for grandstanding and theatrics.