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Crusade in Europe

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.

Yet this is also a warm and richly human account. Ike recalls the long months of waiting, planning, and working toward victory in Europe. His personal record of the tense first hours after he had issued the order to attack—and there was no turning back—leaves no doubt of Eisenhower's travail and reveals this great man in ways that no biographer has ever surpassed.

About the Author

Born in 1890 in Denison, Texas, Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas. He served as Supreme Commander of Allied forces during World War II and, from 1953 to 1961, as 34th president of the United States. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1969.

Reviewss

"Lifting examples or trying to quote from this brilliant account is almost like tearing threads from the Bayeaux tapestry in order to analzyze its beauty... Rich in lessons and satisfaction for soldiers, statesman, and plain citizens of every country."

- Commonweal

"This non-ghost-written book is as simple and as forthright as the innumerable admirers of its author have every right to expect it would be."

- New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review

"Eisenhower gives the reader true insight into the most difficult part of a commander's life."

- New York Times

"[A]n orderly, objective, well-documented account of the war in Western Europe."

- Saturday Review of Literature
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1948
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