Crusade in Europe by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Stated First Trade Edition with Signature, Original Dust Jacket, 1948

Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. New York: Doubleday, 1948. State first trade edition, in original dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by General Eisenhower. Presented in custom quarter leather and cloth clamshell.

This is the stated first trade edition of Crusade in Europe by General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The book is presented in its original dust jacket and a custom quarter leather and cloth clamshell. The book is signed and inscribed by Eisenhower in ink.

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 and telling record of the war. Crusade in Europe recounts 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).

This first trade printing was published in New York by Doubleday, 1948. Included are numerous battlefield and theater maps (several in color), as well as photographic illustrations selected by Edward Steichen. Ink signature and inscription "For—Amy Sawyer Ayers—Long time member of the Columbia family—with best wishes and affectionate regard from, Dwight D. Eisenhower” in book. Eisenhower no doubt makes reference to Columbia University, where he served as president from 1948 to 1953.

CONDITION:

This first trade edition is presented in its original dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wear on edges and boards have bumping. Jacket is wrapped in protective Mylar. Internally, pages are clean and in good condition. Ink signature and inscription, "For—Amy Sawyer Ayers—Long time member of the Columbia family—with best wishes and affectionate regard from, Dwight D. Eisenhower,” on book page. Inscription and signature bold and very legible- inscription page has a fold near the bottom edge. 

The book is housed in exquisite, custom quarter leather and cloth clamshell with gilt embossed title and Eisenhower’s portrait on the front.




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