"THE HOPES AND PRAYERS OF LIBERTY-LOVING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE MARCH WITH YOU": CRUSADE IN EUROPE, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT EISENHOWER
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Garden City: Doubleday, 1948. Octavo, original tan cloth, cartographic endpapers, original dust jacket. $2200.
First trade edition of President Eisenhower's dramatic account of World War II, signed on the dedication page by him, with numerous illustrations and maps, including four double-page color maps of the European theater and battlefields,.
President 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. Preceded the same year by a signed limited edition of 1426 copies. In first-issue dust jacket. Partial bookplate removal.
Book fine; light edge-wear, scant early tape reinforcement to verso of near-fine dust jacket.