CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Edgar

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CRUSADE IN EUROPE Inscribed to his brother Edgar
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., . First Edition First Edition preceding the trade edition. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. There were 1426 deluxe numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the facsimile page of the D-Day Order to send the troops to storm the beaches of Normandy, which begins: "You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you." Of those 1426 copies, the first 25 were bound in full red morocco leather and put aside for Eisenhower's personal use. This is Copy #4 and in addition to having the SIGNED order is INSCRIBED by the President to his brother on the limitation page: "For my brother Edgar,/In the hope that herein/he may find some small/thing to compensate him for/all the trouble caused him/by the soldier member of the/family, with lasting devotion./Ike." Slight sunning to the spine, about Fine, lacking the slipcase (Item ID: 016960)

Edgar N. Eisenhower (19 January 1889 - 12 July 1971) was a lawyer and the older brother of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The two brothers were known as Big Ike (Edgar) and Little Ike (Dwight), with Edgar eventually dropping the nickname. While Dwight's golf game would garner a great deal of attention and he became a most important person in the transition of golf from play to a sport, Edgar was the much better golfer, winning tournaments over a 20 year span. Edgar was known as a shoot-from-the-hip ultraconservative and a vocal critic of his brother, the president. Edgar criticized Ike's budgets, policies, and judicial nominations. When the press asked Ike about the criticism, he smiled and responded that Edgar had been "criticizing me since I was 5 years old." Ike's touching inscription in this book, in just a few words, perfectly captures their relationship.


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