New York: Doubleday and Company, 1948. Deluxe Bound Edition. Blue Leather with five raised bands, 5-stars on each band and, ruling in gilt, Great Seal on front and back cover. SIGNED "Dwight D. Eisenhower" on tipped in blank page. Large (4+"), firm, handsome signature. Brilliant gilt on edges, light fade on some internal page edges, otherwise clean and tightly bound. 5.5" x 8.25", pp. xiv, 2-559, , with war map of Europe end papers, 4 color maps, 38 other maps, and 16 B&W photographic illustrations. Professionally rebacked with original spine and boards, traces of wear at vertical edges of spine which required this procedure.
Rare variant, similar to the numbered limited edition, but does not include signed D-Day Order preceding title page, impressed with gilted Great Seal of The United States on front and back cover and five stars on raised bands. The Limited Edition had the Allied Forces flaming sword on the cover. This appears to be a small run of presentation copies, commercial printing by H. Wolff Printers, NY. The smaller size (0.5" in both directions), indicates a cut-down version from the trade copies with an new stereoplate first gathering. Signed in black sharpie, hence, likely later in life signature between 1964 - '69. This was the only book he had published prior to winning the 1952 election.
Dwight D Eisenhower, (1890 - 1969), was the two term, 34th President of the United States (1953-61), one of only five, 5-Star General of the Armies and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe During WW II. In this latter role, for which he assumed the leadership of millions of soldiers, his strategic plans and decisions brought an end to the great conflict. Very Good+,fine blue slip case, lined with green felt. Item #2056
"With the capture of Paris we were substantially on the line that had been predicted before D-day as the one we would attain three to four months after our landing." (p 302).