Crusade in Europe. Signed by Dwight Eisenhower. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Doubleday. New York, 1948.

$2,800.00

Alongside George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of America’s greatest military leaders who went on to become president. One cannot overstate his role in U.S. and international history in the twentieth century. As president, he signed the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960. He established the Interstate Highway System. He developed international policy at the onset of the Cold War. Yet equally important was his leadership in WWII. As the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, he combatted the Nazis and largely dictated the outcomes of the war. His WWII memoir, Crusade in Europe, recounts these events with remarkable honesty. His terse prose captures the imminence of the conflict, making for a captivating read. Eisenhower is also frank about his handling of major personalities during the war–from President Roosevelt to General Patton to Winston Churchill–a skill which Eisenhower possessed perhaps more than any military leader before him. Crusade in Europe is considered one of the best WWII histories and one of the best memoirs written by any U.S. president. To read Ike’s retelling of WWII is the best way to learn about the leadership, strategies, and values that took victory over Hitler during the war.

This first trade edition is in about-fine condition. It is signed by Eisenhower on the subtitle page. In the original full cloth with Eisenhower’s embossed signature to front board, about-fine with only minor rubbing to black spine label. Text block fine. Former owner’s gift inscription to subtitle page. In the scarce original dust jacket, very good with only some minor closed tears, creases, and chipping to edges, and foxing to back flap. Preceded only by the signed limited first edition of 1,426 copies.

An about-fine signed first trade edition of Crusade in Europe.

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Crusade in Europe. Signed by Dwight Eisenhower. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Doubleday. New York, 1948.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in