Ike was born in Texas during 1890. He was brought up in Abilene,
Kansas. He was the third of seven sons. He grew up in an impoverished family living on the wrong side of the tracks. He was a kind of barefoot Huck Finn. He loved to roughneck and fight. He got into a lot trouble as a boy. He was also an excellent ball player. He never got over the concern of being considered a country hick. [D'Este]
Carlo D'Este, Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life (Henry Holt, 2002), 848p.
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