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I just received three books this week (yes I'm treating myself!). I am always searching for any book that relates to the 540th Combat Engineers, and found three on the internet last week that make mention of my dad's unit.

 

The three are as follows:

 

Operation in North African Waters - October 1942-June 1943

Written by Samuel Eliot Morison

 

This is Volume II in the series - History of United States Naval Operations in World War II

 

Allies - Pearl Harbor to D-Day

Written by John S. D. Eisenhower

 

Yes you are correct this is Dwight D Eisenhower's son. He writes about the very successful Anglo-American military Alliance of WWII.

 

With Utmost Spirit - Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945

Written by Barbara Brooks Tomblin

 

I got the books through Amazon.com. I can usually find really, really good deals there and once again it was proven to be true.

 

Since I just got them, I've only had time to do a rudimentary perusal, but will let you know what I think. Of course I am thrilled anytime I find more history of my father's unit, regardless of how big or how small. Ah, more research books for my book! :pdt34::pdt34:

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Allies - Pearl Harbor to D-Day

Written by John S. D. Eisenhower

Yes you are correct this is Dwight D Eisenhower's son. He writes about the very successful Anglo-American military Alliance of WWII.

 

A few years back, I wanted to read a good book on the Mexican War in order to understand the background of all the generals in the Civil War. I read John Eisenhower's book "So Far From God". I enjoyed that book immensely.

 

Steve

 

"Poor Mexico: she is so close to the United States and so far from God."

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Steve:

 

Can't wait to read it. Am doing so many other things and reading other books. I need more reading time, but that is not to be...

 

Really it was exciting to find these books, more exciting than most of you even realize for there is very little mention of engineers in any WWII books! In other words this is a gold mine, no matter how short the mention is!!

 

 

:drinkin:

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