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Crusade in Europe (1948)

by Dwight D. Eisenhower

Other authors: Edward Steichen (Photo Editor), Rafael Palacios (Cartographer)

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



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"To the Allied Soldier, Sailor, and Airman of World War 2"
  iwb | May 8, 2017 |
Crusade in Europe is an outstanding read for anyone interested in World War Two. Briskly but well written, Eisenhower provides a description of the war through the eyes of the Supreme Allied Commander. The story unfolds in the general's own words and focuses on a wide array of subjects that concerned his command. While the author's accounts of the battles on the Western Front are somewhat brief and rather superficial, the reader is well compensated by the general's illuminating and sometimes detailed accounts of problems that the Allies encountered with communications, logistics and strategy. Good writing with only a few morsels of sentimentality, this book provides a unique window into high level decisions in World War Two. ( )
  Richard7920 | Feb 17, 2015 |
A clear summary of the author's thoughts, actions, and experiences during the war against Hitler's Germany. Long, but not especially difficult to read. Of course, the general enjoys mentioning his subordinates by name to show his appreciation for their efforts, but this is really no burden on the text as long as one remembers there is no need to memorize everything that is mentioned. And, as I said, it is really not a difficult book to read at all, and in fact sometimes it can be almost endearing--Eisenhower has a certain quiet generosity. Especially nice to read about were his meetings with Churchill, and his conversations with common soldiers.

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  Tullius22 | Sep 1, 2011 |
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Edward SteichenPhoto Editorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rafael PalaciosCartographersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tijn, J.L van TijnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In the Allied Headquarters at Reims, Field Marshall Jodl signed the Instrument of German surrender on May 7, 1945
It seemed to me that constant stressing of the individual rights and privileges of American citizenship had overshadowed the equally important truth that such individualism can be sustained only so long as the citizen accepts his full responsibility for the welfare of the nation that protects him in the exercise of these rights.
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