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Alumnus donates rare Eisenhower book

Richard D. Rees (B.S ’61 feed science and management, M.S. ’64 agricultural economics) presented Crusade in Europe written by Dwight D. Eisenhower to Kansas State University, K-State Libraries, and the university’s president and first lady, Richard and Mary Jo Myers. Rees made the gift in memory of his late parents, Leonard and Beatrice Rees, who were K-Staters.

The donated book is number seven of 1,426 copies printed in 1948. The first 25 copies were bound in leather and reserved for Eisenhower to give to family and friends. Gen. Eisenhower had presented it to Milton Eisenhower, his youngest brother and K-State president from 1943 to 1950.

Eisenhower Book