New York, NY: Random House, 1986. First Edition / Subsequent Printing. Black cloth over boards with titling in gilt on the spine and five-star insignia blinnd stamped on the cover. INSCRIBED by author, "To Frank - Merry Christmas and best wishes in hte New Year / David Eisenhower / December 14, 1986". Uncut fore edge, clean and tight, rub at bottom edge of text block, otherwise a nice copy. DJ has very light edge and corner wear, now appropriately preserved in mylar. The author is the grandson on GEN Eisenhower and concluded this book with unprecedented access to his subject. Davie Eisenhower married the daughter of Vice President Richard Nixon in one of the most unlikely yet sustained political partnerships. Very good / very good. Item #3140
"And thus began the great debate of 1944 over rival plans for exploiting victory beyond the Seine...The assumptions behind Montgomery's idea were false...the command arrangements he proposed had become politically impriactical in Normandy." (p 422).