Lot n° 77
8000 - 10000
EISENHOWER DWIGHT DAVID (1890-1969).
Autograph Letter, signed « Ike », [London] 14 February , to his wife Mamie EISENHOWER; 2 pages in-4; in English.
Endearing love letter evoking a message sent for Valentine’s Day and the engagement anniversary of the Eisenhower couple (14 February 1916, à San Antonio, Texas): the General writes from London where he actively is preparing Overlord.
« Every month through which I live seems to be more crowded than any previous one. I’ve built up defenses to the unceasing pressures and responsibilities, and try to think only of essentials—trying to get basic things started right, with the right people in charge of each important activity. I’m trying to age on a coordinated plan…»
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