First edition of Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe by Stephen Ambrose.
Small octavo, 119pp. Red cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated first edition with full number line on copyright page. From The Norton Essays in American History collection. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, $4.00 on front flap, small chip at corner of spine, otherwise a fine example.
One of the earliest works by noted historian Stephen E. Ambrose. In 1964, Ambrose was hired by Johns Hopkins to organize and publish the papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower. While doing so, he wrote an article in critical response to The Last Battle by Cornelius Ryan, defending Eisenhower. This article was expanded in 1967 into this book, one of the earliest by the famed historian. He would go on to write the influential D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climatic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers, Undaunted Courage and Band of Brothers.