Crusade in Europe

Crusade in Europe

by Dwight David Eisenhower
     
 

ISBN-10: 080185668X

ISBN-13: 9780801856686

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801856686
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Politics and Strategy of World War II Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
195,691
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 5.76(h) x 1.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Prelude to War1
2Global War16
3Command Post for Marshall31
4Platform for Invasion49
5Planning Torch74
6Invasion of Africa95
7Winter in Algiers115
8Tunisian Campaign135
9Husky159
10Sicily and Salerno173
11Cairo Conference193
12Italy201
13Planning Overlord220
14D-Day and Lodgment253
15Breakout266
16Pursuit and the Battle of Supply288
17Autumn Fighting on Germany's Frontier321
18Hitler's Last Bid342
19Crossing the Rhine366
20Assault and Encirclement387
21Overrunning Germany404
22Victory's Aftermath427
23Operation Study448
24Russia457
Acknowledgments480
Footnotes481
App. AAllied Order of Battle for Final Offensive511
App. BThe Allied Air-ground Team for the Final Offensive512
App. CThe German Ground Forces516
Glossary of Military Code Names518
Index523

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