Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II.

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it's the size of the fight in the dog": Dwight D. Eisenhower's Crusade in Europe; Inscribed by Him With Noted Provenance

Crusade in Europe: A Personal Account of World War II.


Item Number: 103876

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1948.

First edition, early printing of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theatre and battlefields. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For T. Roger Duncan best wishes from Dwight D. Eisenhower.” With a letter dated October 30, 1962 from Lillian H. Brown, Secretary, On “Office Of Dwight D. Eisenhower” letterhead, returning the book with Eisenhower’s inscription, and also returning a check sent by the recipient to cover the cost. Also with another letter to the recipient, expressing regret that Eisenhower could not write a particular article as requested, on similar letterhead, signed by Robert L. Schulz, Executive Assistant. Also with a copy of a letter from Eisenhower to Wally Karabioan, President of the student body at the University of Southern California dated January 28, 1960. All three letters with their envelopes. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

Five-star General Dwight D. Eisenhower was arguably the single most important military figure of World War II. For many historians, his memoirs of this eventful period of U.S. history have become the single most important record of the war. Crusade in Europe tells the complete story of the war as Eisenhower planned and lived it. Through his eyes, the enormous scope and drama of the war―strategy, battles, moments of fateful decision―become fully illuminated in all their fateful glory. "Eisenhower gives the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life" (New York Times).

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