Author Roy Bird, a native of rural Abilene, will be at Marion City Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday to talk about his book, “Little Ike: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Abilene Boyhood.”
Bird grew up while Eisenhower was president and was steeped in Eisenhower lore. The book includes quotes from Eisenhower’s own book, letters, and other primary sources. It is filled with memories of Eisenhower’s family, friends, and community.
The book is Bird’s sixteenth story about Kansas and the American West.