Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe

Book - 1997
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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.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Edition: Johns Hopkins pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780801856686
Branch Call Number: 940.542 Eisenhow
Characteristics: xiv, 559 p. :,ill., maps ;,22 cm.


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Mar 24, 2017

Gives some good insight into the thinking of Eisenhower, and how difficult it is to balance the military and political sides of a war. Gives a broad view of why the conquest of Europe and Germany started in Africa and Italy before the D-Day invasion into France.

Apr 30, 2012

Outstanding account by the Supreme Commander of the Second World War in Europe. Eisenhower brings his own point of view into the picture and writes about the war with an expert eye. A must-read for those with an interest in the subject.


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