The Maxims of General Patton

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General. Olympic athlete. Poet. George S. Patton was one of the most unstoppable players in the United States Army during the Second World War. He was feared by the enemy, including Adolf Hitler, who found him to be one of the most impressive men on the battlefront. Controversial and often unpredictable, this commander led determined men throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence.

In this collection, Patton's personal poems, journal entries, ...

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Overview

General. Olympic athlete. Poet. George S. Patton was one of the most unstoppable players in the United States Army during the Second World War. He was feared by the enemy, including Adolf Hitler, who found him to be one of the most impressive men on the battlefront. Controversial and often unpredictable, this commander led determined men throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence.

In this collection, Patton's personal poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches are available for readers to explore and enjoy. Each turn of the page reveals another dimension of this man known for his unwillingness to tolerate malingering soldiers, the Germans, or misplaced humor in the face of danger.

Gary L. Bloomfield is the author and coauthor of two books about World War II and editor of two books on the topic. He is the former managing editor of Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine and an Army Journalist of the Year. A former civil servant himself, Bloomfield has appeared on CNN and various radio programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455617241
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 513,539
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. Bloomfield is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books about WWII. An Army Journalist of the Year and a former civil servant himself, he is the former managing editor of Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine. Bloomfield has been interviewed by History Channel magazine and has appeared on CNN as well as various radio programs.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 On Training and Technology 15

Chapter 2 On Pride, Discipline, and Confidence 21

Chapter 3 Patton's Fury 25

Chapter 4 On Teamwork and Sports 31

Chapter 5 Patton's Humor 37

Chapter 6 On Soldiering Skills 47

Chapter 7 The Art of War 53

Chapter 8 Early Poems 59

Chapter 9 Views on War 69

Chapter 10 On Rapid Advance 75

Chapter 11 War Poems 81

Chapter 12 On the Role of Commanders 93

Chapter 13 On Courage Under Fire 97

Chapter 14 Poems of Sorrow 105

Chapter 15 On Patton 115

Chapter 16 Farewell 123

Bibliography 127

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  • Posted January 14, 2013

    Outstanding book. This work will surprise anyone who thought th

    Outstanding book. This work will surprise anyone who thought they knew and understood General George S. Patton Jr. Gary Bloomfield does a wonderful and concise job of bringing Patton into full focus, aptly describing a surprisingly warm, sensitive, and caring leader. A must work for every military historians library.

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