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Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History, and Family Wisdom

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  • Posted August 28, 2012

    A good family history story for those who study the life of GEN

    A good family history story for those who study the life of GEN George
    S. Patton, Jr. though most of the book relates to his son, Major General
    George S. Patton, IV. Instead of war stories, it's more about how the
    grandfather and father of the author interacted with one another at
    first and then later focuses on the life and career of the latter,
    George Patton, IV. With the author sharing some of the personal
    correspondence between the grandfather and his son and a few other
    tidbits, it makes for a good look into what it was like to grow up in a
    family that carried the name of Patton.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    One of the most memorable books I read in 2013. Surprising and t

    One of the most memorable books I read in 2013. Surprising and thought-provoking.

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  • Posted December 12, 2012

    You never hear much about Patton as a father. So I was intereste

    You never hear much about Patton as a father. So I was interested to learn about the impact he made on his only son, who followed him into the army and fought in Korea and Vietnam. You'll find lots of great father-to-son advice in Patton's letters from the front. You also learn about heroes who were closely connected to the Patton family, like Creighton Abrams and Manfred Rommel (son of Germany's Desert Fox). I read their stories over a few sittings.  Together, they offer a close-up look at modern warfare and how quickly it's evolved.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Everyone's family history includes a complex network of friends

    Everyone's family history includes a complex network of friends and acquaintances. When you're a Patton, many of these connections turn out to be history-makers. This is exactly the kind of memoir I like best. It's immediate, inspiring and engaging - with lots of surprise relationships that punch up the storytelling. For example, who would have thought that General Patton IV would become close friends with his father's arch-rival's son, Manfred Rommel? I loved this book and gave copies to many of my friends.  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    great book

    not based on war history. just a great read.

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    Posted July 31, 2012

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