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Crusade in Europe Paperback – June 6, 1997
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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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Ike takes the reader along with him through each stage of the Crusade. We view events from a perspective which lets us see aspects which we otherwise might have missed. Having attracted attention for his performance in Army maneuvers in Louisiana in 1940, Ike was called to Washington immediately after Pearl Harbor because of his recent experience in the Philippines. He was immediately assigned to work on plans for the Pacific. At this point the reader is reminded that, in contrast to the later Germany First Policy, the American public, for a time, screamed for revenge on Japan before dealing with Germany.
Assigned to command Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa in 1942, Ike was charged with obtaining Allied Cooperation and was plunged into the morass of French politics. The disappointing involvement with Gen. Giraud presented an intra-allied problem, as did cooperation of Adm. Darlan, who while too helpful to rebuff, brought with him the stigma of association with a collaborator. The age-old Arab-Jewish hostility further complicated the administration of the liberated territory.
With North Africa cleared out, Ike was charged with the conquest of Sicily. Management of the Patton-Montgomery rivalry was a major challenge of the campaign.Read more ›
A wonderful book for veterans and non-veterans alike.
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I agree with other reviewers. If anyone thinks that Gen. Eisenhower was in any way a "light weight", they need to read this fine work. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Francis C. Donnelly
A man who rose from Lieutenant Colonel to Supreme Commander nearly over night - whose mission was to mount an invasion by men who had never been in the military, equip them with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is well written and has many intimate accounts of interactions between the major figures of the time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Reader09
Splendid description but still somewhat unexiting. Its written by a politician, who doesnt like to take party. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ulrik Damgaard Pedersen
As a 75 year old who started to become aware of things in the mid to late-1940s and has always been a student of WW-II, I decided it was time to go to "the horse's mouth"... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Don Eastman
I have been studying WWII for many years. However, FINALLY picking this book up and reading it has led me to tell others that I really wish I would have read it a long time ago. Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. MacGowan
This is a very important Ike book. Biographies are interesting, but there is nothing better than the man's own words to get the measure of the character... and this man was great! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Clifford Ribaudo
Interesting, but obviously biased, account of the war in Europe, and Eisenhower's participation in World War II. Bill K.Published 8 months ago by Bill K.