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The War in 3 Pages by Eisenhower.

Here for the first time is the general's brief history of his victorious campaign. As printed in the New York Times, May 5, 1946.

Published: Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1952

Stock code: 73137

Price: £750

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First and only edition. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper by William M. McLean Jr. to Averell Harriman, Roosevelt’s special envoy to Britain and the Soviet Union during the Second World War. McLean, the publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin who was responsible this printing, explains in his prefatory paragraph that “85 copies of this book have been printed. they have been distributed to friends of the undersigned and Dr. Emrich who are also friends and admirers of General Ike.” Duncan Emrich was a Columbia English professor who during the war was the assigned to Eisenhower’s Supreme Headquarters as official American historian. This version adds “the eight ‘Orders of the Day’ issued by General Eisenhower’s Headquarters, together with Dr. Emrich’s comment upon them” to the version published in the New York Times. Inevitably uncommon, this copy with an excellent provenance.

Quarto. Original red cloth, title gilt to the upper board. Portrait and 3 pages of facsimiles. A little rubbed, gilt on upper board oxidized, but overall very good.

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