General Eisenhower Writes To Brother Edgar About His PersonalLeadership Style

Unlike Generals MacArthur and Patton, Eisenhower was a modest man. He wore a simple military tunic without decorations. In 1944, the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, received a letter from his older brother Edgar complaining about all the attention the family was receiving from the press. Eisenhower responded to him on September 26 in a confidential letter, explaining that his policy was to avoid publicity whenever possible and that he avoided self-glorification. In an indirect reference to MacArthur, his old boss in the Phillipines, he added that "glory grabbing" would wreck an institution like the Army. He signed the letter, "Dwight"