Crusade in Europe
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“THE HOPES AND PRAYERS OF LIBERTY-LOVING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE MARCH WITH YOU”: SIGNED BY EISENHOWER
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. Thick octavo, original tan linen, cartographic endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut, original acetate, original slipcase. $7000.
First edition, number 627 of 1426 copies signed by Eisenhower at the bottom of a facsimile of his D-Day message to Allied troops.
Eisenhower’s memoir provides an important and unique perspective on the difficult command-level decisions that decided the outcome of World War II. Included are numerous battlefield and theater maps (a number in color), as well as photographs selected by Edward Steichen.
Light wear and toning to extremities of slipcase, tape residue to edges and toning to spine of acetate, book fine. A handsome signed copy.