Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

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by Jonathan W. Jordan
     
 

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This book recounts the battle for Europe through the eyes of three legendary generals: Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley. Drawn from the candid accounts of its main characters and those around them, this eye-opening narrative is sure to become a classic of military history.See more details below

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This book recounts the battle for Europe through the eyes of three legendary generals: Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley. Drawn from the candid accounts of its main characters and those around them, this eye-opening narrative is sure to become a classic of military history.

Editorial Reviews

Michael Korda
…Jordan…excel[s] in his diligent use of quotations to capture exactly what the three men thought of one another, and to show how each went out of his way to strike the image of a "fighting general"…Anybody who believes that generals are just, rational men, imbued with a soldierly feeling of comradeship toward one another and an ingrained respect for their political superiors, will be shocked by this book. Jordan's three subjects are all too human. And yet, in the end, they somehow got it right…
—The New York Times
AMERICA IN WWII
Jonathan W. Jordan explores the relationships of the three most famous US Army generals in World War II�Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and the volatile George S. Patton�from the post�World War I era to the end of the Second World War. This trio of generals helped lead US forces from the dark early days of World War II to ultimate triumph in Europe, battling Nazi Germany, its allies, and quite often each other. Jordan successfully manages to balance good history with a very accessible narrative�not always an easy task�Rather than patch together a Frankenstein-style narrative from secondary sources, Jordan uses his primary sources effectively to provide solid insight into the lives of his three subjects. All of these West Point graduates lived under pressures that few can understand, and they were not always on the best terms with one another. Jordan has written a good book in a style that keeps the reader informed and involved. Although he omits the losses incurred during the D-Day rehearsal codenamed Operation Tiger, he remains on target with the big three without letting any one overwhelm the other two.Michael Edwards University of New Orleans

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441794932
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
21
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan W. Jordan is the author of the award-winning book Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West (Potomac Books: 2007), a contributing author to The Armchair Reader: World War II and The Armchair Reader: The Amazing Book of World History, and the editor of the Library of Texas edition of To the People of Texas. His writing has appeared in World War II magazine, Armchair General, Military History, World War II History, and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History. A practicing attorney in Atlanta, Mr. Jordan lives in Marietta, Georgia.

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