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In this collection, Patton's personal poems, journal entries, ...
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.
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
Posted January 14, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.