Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1048. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition. [6x8.5]; Mustard cloth covers with spine gilt lettering on black field and illustrations of swords, black ink signature on front, map of Europe on front endpapers and map of Mediterranean on rear end papers, fore edge untrimmed; Color illustrated dust jacket with red, white and black lettering on front and spine, illustration of Eisenhower on front, reproduction of D-Day Order of the Day on rear cover; xiv, 559 pp., 4 color and 38 in text maps, 16 images with narrative, footnotes, appendices, index; Minor shelf wear to edges, minor fraying to top of spine, age toning of pages; Shelf wear to edges and corners of dust jacket, wrinkling along top edge;. Item #13259
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) started his long Army career after graduating from West Point in 1915. He rose through the ranks to become the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War II. After the war, he was appointed as Army Chief of Staff and Supreme Commander of NATO. In 1952, he was elected as the 34th President of the United States. This is a personal account of his role in the war in leading all the major campaigns in Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe.