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

  • Crusade in Europe.

Crusade in Europe.

Item Number: 270055

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1948.

First edition of General Eisenhower’s wartime memoirs. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theatre and battlefieldsInscribed by the author, “For George Brooke with best wishes and warm regard from his friend Dwight D. Eisenhower 5 June 1954.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

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).