Crusade in Europe

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JHU Press, Jun 6, 1997 - History - 559 pages
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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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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 ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

Contents

PRELUDE TO WAR l
1
GLOBAL WAR
16
LIFE LINE TO AUSTRALIA
20
COMMAND POST FOR MARSHALL
31
PLATFORM FOR INVASION
49
PLANNING TORCH
74
LANDINGS IN NORTH AFRICA 102
80
INVASION OF AFRICA
94
DDAY ASSAULT
255
BREAKOUT
266
THE BREAKOUT AND EXPLOITATION
273
PURSUIT AND THE BATTLE OF SUPPLY
288
ANVILDRAGOON
295
PLAN AND PERFORMANCE
309
AUTUMN FIGHTING ON GERMANYS FRONTIER
321
THE SCHELDT ESTUARY
326

WINTER IN ALGIERS
115
NOVEMBER RACE FOR TUNIS
117
TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN
135
THE KASSERINE COUNTERATTACK
144
SPRING OFFENSIVE IN TUNISIA
153
HUSKY
159
SICILY AND SALERNO
173
THE INVASION OF SICILY
175
THE INVASION OF ITALY
185
CAIRO CONFERENCE
193
ITALY
201
ITALIAN CAMPAIGN
205
PLANNING OVERLORD
220
GENERAL STRATEGY OF OVERLORD
227
DDAY AND LODGMENT
253
THE ARDENNES RISK
339
HITLERS LAST BID
342
THE ARDENNESMAXIMUM GERMAN PENETRATION
354
CROSSING THE RHINE
366
TO DESTROY THE GERMANS WEST OF THE RHINE
373
ASSAULT AND ENCIRCLEMENT
387
THE RHINE BARRIER BREACHED
393
OVERRUNNING GERMANY
404
MILITARY SITUATION AT GERMAN SURRENDER
419
VICTORYS AFTERMATH
427
OPERATION STUDY
448
RUSSIA
457
A Allied Order of Battle for Final Offensive
510
The German Ground Forces
516
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About the author (1997)

Born in 1890 in Denison, Texas, Dwight D. Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, Kansas. He served as Supreme Commander of Allied forces during World War II and, from 1953 to 1961, as 34th president of the United States. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1969.

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