The Other Eisenhower

A Very Different Kind of Story about D-Day

Closed the Cover Review

Closed the Cover Review: The Other Eisenhower

The Other Eisenhower by Augustine Campana & Marco Di Tillo

The Other Eisenhower by Campana & Di Tillo is an extraordinary tale of an ordinary man caught up in the events leading up to D-Day in 1944. I loved the idea for the story. In London, there is a simple postman named Paul Eisenhower. Paul comes into possession of, and accidentally reads, confidential information regarding a critical military operation and he becomes a very important, and wanted, man. The Allies want him so they can keep him quiet and the Nazis want him so they can make him talk. The story that follows is so memorable and exciting, all fans of historical fiction should give this one a chance.

Over the last couple of years I have read a lot of historical fiction novels that have involved World War II and the events of 1939 – 1945. Despite having different characters and different plots they have all been relatively formula and always focused on the Nazi regime. This is the first book I’ve read that has broken formula and really been able to stand alone as a unique story involving one of the most tumultuous times in world history. The concept of a simple postman with a very distinct name becoming so critical to the success of D-Day was enticing! It’s always fun to read about a common person finding themselves unwittingly involved in major events.

The energy and the excitement in this book made it nearly impossible to put down. Once I started reading it I couldn’t resist reading one more page, one more chapter, five more chapters…

It was constant.

I just had to find out what happened to Paul! Did the Allies keep him quiet? Did the Nazis catch him? Did he refuse to speak? What would the Nazis do to him? Would they kill him? I had to know!

The story kept moving…England…Germany…Holland….Belgium…France…there isn’t a boring moment in the book! There isn’t time to be boring. The fate of the world is at stake and Eisenhower is very important man! Paul Eisenhower that is. Dwight Eisenhower was an important man too but in this book, it’s all about Paul.

The Other Eisenhower is political, historical and thrilling all in one. It will appeal to a wide range of readers and is clean enough that it can be read by teenagers and adults. I was apprehensive at first because when I checked the book out on Amazon it had all 5-star ratings. I was almost certain it was over-hyped and going to be a disappointment. I feel guilty for thinking that now that I have read it because The Other Eisenhower really is THAT good! I finished it just last night and I already wish I could make a cup of coffee and curl back up with it again. It’s a book I would recommend over and over to anyone looking for a fun historical book. Pick it up, you won’t be disappointed.

 

Reviewed by Ashley LaMar  07/05/2013

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Campana and Di Tillo need your help — The Bellevue Hotel in Dresden

Now that The Other Eisenhower has been published by Webster House Publishing — in paperback and very soon to be an e-book and hard cover –we are working on our next story.  It is also about World War II and it predates the Eisenhower story by ten years. One important scene takes place when Hitler visits Dresden in late May of 1934.  He stayed at the Bellevue Hotel there for several days. That hotel was demolished after WWII and a new one was built across the Elbe river from the original site. We have not been able to find  pictures or detailed information about the interior of  old hotel. Does anyone have any photos or info about the old Bellevue Hotel in Dresden that they can share for our research.  Thanks

Note:  The Other Eisenhower is available through Create Space, our publishers POD source, at    https://www.createspace.com/4178059

Also on Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Other-Eisenhower-Augustine-Francis-Campana/dp/1932635351/   and other book sellers.

Hello -Historical Fiction Lovers

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We are Augustine Campana and Marco DiTillo, and are happy to announce our new work, The Other Eisenhower, a most exciting piece of historical fiction about D-Day.

The book has been published by Webster House Publishing, LLC, and is available from their POD supplier at http://www.createspace.com/4178059

It is also on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Other-Eisenhower-Augustine-Francis-Campana/dp/1932635351

In this blog, we will discuss aspects of the story–both our fictional account and the facts that stand as the very imposing backdrop for the story.

Wars are full of odd events and coincidences. It was no different on that warm morning in May 1944 when an open window, an errant breeze, and classified plans for the invasion of Europe aligned to create a near disaster. History records that twelve copies of the plans blew out a War Office window and onto Whitehall. Quick action by frantic staffers led to the recovery of eleven of the documents. One copy remained missing long enough to find its way into the hands of an innocent passerby. The missing copy was eventually turned in to a sentry at the Horse Guards, located across from the War Office, by a man with glasses.

In our story, that man is a simple London postman who discovers the document in his mail sack. The question is – “What does he do next?” Should he read it? What will happen if he does? You can read more on the Create Space and Amazon site, or at our site http://www.campana-ditillo.com

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