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Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer [NOOK Book]

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Known for his rousing speeches and military triumphs, General George S. Patton, Jr. is one of the most famous military figures in U.S. history. Yet, he is better known for his profanity than his prayers. Until now. In his new book Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer, author Michael Keane takes readers on a journey through Patton’s career in three parts: his military prowess, his inspirational bravery, and his faith. Using Patton’s own diaries, speeches, and personal papers, Keane examines the general’s actions and ...
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Overview


Known for his rousing speeches and military triumphs, General George S. Patton, Jr. is one of the most famous military figures in U.S. history. Yet, he is better known for his profanity than his prayers. Until now. In his new book Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer, author Michael Keane takes readers on a journey through Patton’s career in three parts: his military prowess, his inspirational bravery, and his faith. Using Patton’s own diaries, speeches, and personal papers, Keane examines the general’s actions and personality to shed light on his unique and paradoxical persona. From his miraculous near-death experience to his famous prayer for fair weather, Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer recounts the seminal events that contributed to Patton’s personal and religious beliefs. Comprehensive and inspiring, Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer is an extraordinary look at the public and private life of one of World War II's most storied generals.
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Kean (national security fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy) reveals the World War II general as a man of faith who believed he was favored by God for an important destiny, a soldier deeply familiar with the Bible who considered fear of death an enemy to be conquered to achieve eternal salvation. After surviving close calls in combat in both world wars as well as negative publicity as a result of having slapped a shell-shocked soldier in 1943, Patton grew increasingly confident in his sense of himself. He believed that "wars are fought with weapons but won by men" and that only through prayer would men find the courage and the strength to win on the battlefield. Keane includes passages from Patton's papers, including deeply religious poetry that he wrote. He read widely in religion, across faiths, and believed in reincarnation. VERDICT An accessible read for armchair readers of military biography, especially for those of faith.—PM
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596988002
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 107,217
  • File size: 819 KB

Meet the Author


Michael Keane is a professor at the University of Southern California and a Fellow of National Security Affairs at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He has appeared on The History Channel several times and he has also been on NPR, CNN, FOX News, and CNBC. In addition to his media appearances, Keane also often writes op-eds on military and strategy for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in California.
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Table of Contents

Timeline ix

Prologue 1

Part I Blood

Chapter 1 Ghosts of the Confederacy 7

Chapter 2 Benjamin Davis Wilson 19

Chapter 3 Papa 25

Chapter 4 Dearest Bea 41

Part II Guts

Chapter 5 Pancho Villa 67

Chapter 6 World War I 81

Chapter 7 Tanks 87

Chapter 8 Teaching Courage 103

Chapter 9 Task Force Baum 119

Chapter 10 Saving the Lipizzaners 133

Part III Prayer

Chapter 11 Growing Up 149

Chapter 12 God of Battles 155

Chapter 13 Saving a Soul 179

Chapter 14 Patton's Prayer 203

Chapter 15 The Last Enemy 221

Appendices

Appendix 1 Patton's Obituary 229

Appendix 2 Patton's Prayer for Courage 231

Appendix 3 Patton's Letter to Headquarters, Third United States Army 233

Acknowledgments 235

Notes 237

Index 251

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Midnight

    *tries not to puke* "Its great! But to be honest with you, it was a bit to gory for me. And maybe a tad too vivid?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Beats's MLP MURDERFEST FANFIC pt 1 post or so help me i will cut you and squeexe lemon juice into thos cut

    It was a beautiful sunny day in ponyville ponies trotted around enjoying the nice weather. All the sudden there was a scream ponies all around rushed twoards the sound when they arrived they saw a truly frightening sight. there in the alleyway stood a pony standing on its hind legs over a headless body in the ponies hooves was the head of its victim the head was dripping blood and its spinal column was poking from its neck the murderer hidden by shadows ran off. From what the ponies could tell it had looked like an alicorn but the only alicorn they knew was twilight. Later in the day ponies from all around ponyville were gathered around twilights library shouting for her to come out. Twilight stuck her head out the highest window of her library."i assure you ponies me and my friends will find out who murdered Dewdrop earlier today but i also assure you it was not me"as twilight tried to reassure the ponies the sound of a ponie screaming was heard, then they could see a dark figure jumping from pony to pony cutting them to peices their organs bones and other parts spewing on the ground where their corpses lay ponies ran around screaming trampling be killed in the panic by each other to escape the massacre. Then the a strange rapid booming sound was heard and ponies started dropping spurting blood guts and brains all over the place even faster. As ponies where massacred a dark figure was standing over a turret the figure tlooked to be an earthpony laughed maniaclly as if enjoying the slaughter of the other ponies. The surviving ponies ran and flew as fast as they could to escape being slaughtered by the evil pony. the next day was cold and wet the survivors of the massacre were horrified the next day as they had to clean up the mess ponies sobbed and cried others puked and fainted at the sight of mashed organs and splattered brains that lay before them every where some ponies were cut in half their organs sliding out of them others were full of holes and some were missing their heads they were either cut off or blown away ponies sobbed their mops and other supplies stained red from the blood that had pooled overnight. Thats all for now please if you have something to say come find at any of the ism res's THANKS FOR READING THIS STORY HOPEFULLY IT GAVE YOU A STOMACH ACHE AND A VIVID PICTURE OF SLAUGHTERED PONIES ^_^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Striking and Stealthshadow's bios

    At 'willed control' res two

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  • Posted April 9, 2013

    This book adds relatively little to the story of George Patton.

    This book adds relatively little to the story of George Patton.
    Many of the events described have been done by other biographers -- e.g., Ladislas Farago, Carlo D'Este -- and then are quoted by Keane. He does attempt to create new categories of information as indicated by the subtitle (Blood, Guts and Prayer), but those divisions result in a somewhat disorganized presentation and some "stretches" to illustrate the themes. I would recommend other books on Patton.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

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