The Maxims of General Patton

The Maxims of General Patton

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by Gary Bloomfield
     
 

One of the most feared and controversial players in the United States Army during the Second World War, George S. Patton was unstoppable. He was both revered by the enemy as well as dreaded; Adolf Hitler found him to be one of the most impressive and callous men to be faced on the battlefront. General Patton was not known for his compassion. He led his squadron on a… See more details below

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One of the most feared and controversial players in the United States Army during the Second World War, George S. Patton was unstoppable. He was both revered by the enemy as well as dreaded; Adolf Hitler found him to be one of the most impressive and callous men to be faced on the battlefront. General Patton was not known for his compassion. He led his squadron on a trek throughout North Africa and across Europe with relentless speed and persistence and never took no or laziness for an answer. However, there was much more to the general than he let on.

He was a man of many talents. Patton was not only a general but also an Olympic athlete, a poet, and a man with the bravery of a lion and a heart that betrayed traces of an inner lamb. Now Patton's personal poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches have been compiled for the reader. Layers of this complicated man are peeled away with each turn of the page to reveal the inner workings of a leader known for his intolerance of malingering soldiers and misplaced humor in the face of the enemy. A contemplative side replaces the tenacity often seen in other representations of General Patton, making this book an incredible addition to any World War II library.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455617241
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,319,659
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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