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Lot #4: Dwight Eisenhower Letter Signed from 1951 Regarding the Communist Threat -- ''...we must fight out the battle of freedom versus Communism in the world...''


Dwight D. Eisenhower typed letter signed, composed on his personal stationery with his embossed initials and 5-star General's insignia. Dated 22 March 1951 shortly before he launched his campaign for President, Eisenhower writes to ''Saturday Review'' Editor Norman Cousins regarding the communist threat. Letter reads in part,

''There has just come to my desk a copy of an article that you wrote upon completion of your globe encircling trip...While you did not discuss the particular need and functions of armed forces in the critical situation of today, you did state, far more clearly than I could, my own conception of the broad basis on which we must fight out the battle of freedom versus Communism in the a groping and far less convincing way, I tried to express something of this idea in the final two pages of a book I wrote in 1947. / I most earnestly hope that you will keep pounding away to present the picture to more and more people, everywhere.'' Signed ''Dwight D. Eisenhower'' in black fountain pen.

Eisenhower references his book ''Crusade in Europe'', published shortly after the end of World War II. Single page letter measures 7'' x 10.25'', mounted to board. Minor toning and fading, overall very good condition. With Heritage Auctions provenance.
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