PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 344188
PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER This hand-written letter was penned and signed by the President during World War II to his wife Mamie, in which he describes the current status of the US' troops saying, "we continue to get ahead, which is the big thing.
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PRESIDENT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER This hand-written letter was penned and signed by the President during World War II to his wife Mamie, in which he describes the current status of the US' troops saying, "we continue to get ahead, which is the big thing." He also asks her to write more often as her letters "are few and far between." Autograph letter signed: "Ike" in black ink. 2p, 8x10½. No date, no place. To "My darling" on lined notebook paper. In full: "Letters from you these days are few and far between. But I keep expecting one every day, and once in a great while I am not disappointed. I must say though that at times I darn near decide to write only when I receive a letter. However, I like to write to you and I know that as long as you are in S.A. you don't feel that you have a special way of insuring delivery. But I don't see why you don't occasionally just mail them "air mail". That's the way most letters arrive here. Yesterday & today have been hard ones on me. Argument- conference- talk & talk. I get so I have no thought except crawling off in a corner & keeping still in every language known to man. The only trouble is, I'm not a linguist. The battle goes well, at least apparently. Casualty lists, while sizeable, are not excessively so, and we continue to get ahead, which is the big thing. Actually, I never mention operations to you, not only because I don't know all the detailed censorship rules, but because the papers tell you more than I ever would. I wrote to John day before yesterday. He seems fine, according to his latest letter to me. I wish I could have him for an ADC, but I wouldn't, if I could. He's certainly a grand boy - God knows we are fortunate. He, like you, has taken this flurry of personal publicity in his stride & is not getting off-balance as a result. I'm proud of you both. I noticed a brief report on Gordon this a.m. He is doing well. (D- these pens.) I don't know when I'll get to see him, but possibly in 2 weeks. Loads of love to you my sweet -- don't forget me. Always yours". Eisenhower defeated Illinois Governor Adlai E. Stevenson in a landslide in the 1952 election and again in 1956, serving as the 34th U.S. President from 1953 to 1961. Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) received his fifth star and the rank of General of the Army in 1945. A year before this honor, he was appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces and placed in command of the Normandy invasion Operation Overlord. An experienced leader, "Ike" commanded the U.S. Army in Europe from June 1942 to December 1943, during which time he directed the invasions of North Africa (November 1942) and Sicily (July-August 1943). On May 7, 1945, Eisenhower accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany at Rheims. Eisenhower ran for President on the Republican ticket in 1952, eventually serving two terms. Achievements while in the Oval Office include his famous "Atoms for Peace" plan to the United Nations (December 1953), the Eisenhower Doctrine which provided aid to Middle-Eastern countries threatened by Communist aggression (January 1957), and the protection of the Little Rock Nine when they tried to attend the local public school (September 1957). Eisenhower's rank of Five-Star General of the Army was restored in 1961, two months after his presidential term ended. The liberal Republican is generally considered to be one of the best Presidents of all time. Lightly toned. Normal mailing folds. Upper left hand corner creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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