Patton's Third Army in World War II: An Illustrated History

Patton's Third Army in World War II: An Illustrated History

by Michael Green, James D. Brown
     
 

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Patton was champing at the bit to lead the D-Day invasion, but Eisenhower placed him in command of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. Nearly seven weeks after D-Day, Patton finally got his chance to take Third Army into battle. He began a ten-month rampage across France, driving through Germany and into Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and Austria. Along

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Patton was champing at the bit to lead the D-Day invasion, but Eisenhower placed him in command of a decoy unit, the First U.S. Army Group. Nearly seven weeks after D-Day, Patton finally got his chance to take Third Army into battle. He began a ten-month rampage across France, driving through Germany and into Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and Austria. Along the way Third Army forces entered the Battle of the Bulge, breaking the siege of Bastogne. It was a turning point in the war, and afterward the Third Army pushed eastward again.    

Patton’s Third Army in World War II covers Patton’s command of Third Army with a focus on the armor. It was a new style of fighting, avoiding entrenched infantry warfare by continuously pushing forward, and it appealed to Patton’s hard-charging personality. Archival photos along with frequent quotes complete the portrait of Patton as well as his men as they fight their way across the Third Reich.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Patton's Third Army in World War II is a superb book as well as a great read; it captures the Third Army's many exploits and General Patton's accomplishments, as well as graphically depicting the human dimension of leadership and the cost of war."  - Parameters (US Army War College Quarterly)

THE VETERANS REPORTER
"...tremendous overview of the challenges and victories involved...If only our Joint Chiefs of Staff would read this book!"

LIBRARY JOURNAL
"This coffee-table book covering the post–D Day war in Europe focuses solely on the Third Army. Although the text explains an oft-told tale, the book is visually excellent, with outstanding photos that mainly come from the National Archives, here with excellent captions. A fine companion volume to text-driven World War II books."

BOOKVIEWS BY ALAN CARUBA
"This large format book by Michael Green and James D. Brown, filled with more than 300 photos and an excellent text recounts that story of the battles fought by the Third Army, led by one of the greatest generals in U.S. history."

"For anyone with a serious interest in General Patton and his Third Army's achievements, Michael Green's pictorial book Patton's Third Army In World War II is a must for your enjoyment and collection."—Stephen F. McLean, President, The Patton Museum Foundation

Library Journal
This coffee-table book covering the post-D Day war in Europe focuses solely on the Third Army. Although the text explains an oft-told tale, the book is visually excellent, with outstanding photos that mainly come from the National Archives, here with excellent captions. A fine companion volume to text-driven World War II books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610601139
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
09/02/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
44 MB
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From the Publisher
"For anyone with a serious interest in General Patton and his Third Army's achievements, Michael Green's pictorial book Patton's Third Army In World War ll is a must for your enjoyment and collection."—Stephen F. McLean, President, The Patton Museum Foundation

LIBRARY JOURNAL
"This coffee-table book covering the post–D Day war in Europe focuses solely on the Third Army. Although the text explains an oft-told tale, the book is visually excellent, with outstanding photos that mainly come from the National Archives, here with excellent captions. A fine companion volume to text-driven World War II books."

BOOKVIEWS BY ALAN CARUBA
"This large format book by Michael Green and James D. Brown, filled with more than 300 photos and an excellent text recounts that story of the battles fought by the Third Army, led by one of the greatest generals in U.S. history."

THE VETERANS REPORTER
"...tremendous overview of the challenges and victories involved...If only our Joint Chiefs of Staff would read this book!"

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Meet the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects with more than ninety books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.

 

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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