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The Last Days of Patton
     

The Last Days of Patton

by Ladislas Farago, George Patton
 

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Four-star General George S. Patton would not see 1945 out: in December he would die as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Germany. His unexpected death sent shock waves through the American, British, French, and Russian commands. It seemed plausible that America's greatest field general may have been a victim of foul play. In the seven

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Four-star General George S. Patton would not see 1945 out: in December he would die as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Germany. His unexpected death sent shock waves through the American, British, French, and Russian commands. It seemed plausible that America's greatest field general may have been a victim of foul play. In the seven months following the German surrender, Patton had openly and provocatively criticized the Soviet Union and appeared to have transformed from a staunch anti-Nazi to a Nazi sympathizer. The Last Days of Patton by Ladislas Farago, a follow-up to his bestselling Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, attempts to reconstruct the last months of Patton's life in order to determine if the general did indeed try to provoke a war with the Soviet Union and whether he failed to sufficiently de-Nazify the area of Germany under his jurisdiction. Farago also investigates the possibility of a conspiracy to murder Patton and reveals the role other prominent men, including Eisenhower, Montgomery, Marshall, and Mac-Arthur, had in censuring and ultimately removing Patton from active service. The Last Days of Patton, is the story of the general's final battle-a professional soldier caught up in the changing politics of the emerging Cold War and new reality of the atomic age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594161384
Publisher:
Westholme Publishing
Publication date:
06/10/2011
Edition description:
2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
892,564
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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