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117 Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969
Crusade in Europe
Typescript with corrections, 1,086 p., [1948]
During his career, General Eisenhower dictated every two or three months the details of the principal events in which he was involved, along with his opinions and conclusions regarding those events. At the insistence of editors at Doubleday and the New York Herald Tribune, he was convinced that he owed historians a first-hand account of the war. After leaving his Army position as Chief of Staff in February 1948, and before moving to New York City in June to become President of the University, Eisenhower worked with a staff of secretaries and research assistants to complete this 200,000 word manuscript over a period of seven weeks. Its straightforward style and the importance of the events it chronicled made the book a best seller, with more than one million copies being sold. The manuscript is the final typescript with notes and instructions to the printer.
Gift of Doubleday and Company

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