The Patton Mind: The Professional Development of an Extraordinary Leader

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General Patton was an avid reader and left behind an extensive library of military titles, many of which contained his notes and critiques. Nye, a military writer, has studied Patton's personal papers, file cards, and the Patton Collection at the West Point Library and attempts to show how these books influenced the general's thinking about tactics, strategy, and leadership. The reader will be surprised to learn about Patton's late conversion to the military value of tanks and his admiration for German military writers from Frederick the Great to his own contemporaries. The book has great photos, an extensive bibliography, and a list of titles from the West Point collection (for which it can serve as an excellent guide). However, biographical data are minimal (see Martin Blumenson's Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945 , LJ 11/1/85) . For Pattonphiles and specialized military collections.-- Richard Nowicki, Emerson Vocational H.S., Buffalo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895294289
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1993
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Foundations for a Military "Life of the Mind" 1885-1902 1
2 Military Schooling 1903-1909 13
3 Combining Professional Study With Experience 1909-1917 25
4 To War With the First Tank Brigade 1917-1920 41
5 Patton's School for Professionals 1921-1925 53
6 Staff and Study 1925-1928 67
7 The Balancing Act - Horses and Tanks 1928-1931 81
8 Countdown to World War II1931-1940 93
9 Mastering Mobile Warfare 1940-1942 115
10 To War and Glory 1942-1945 131
Conclusion 161
Patton as a Collector of Rare Books 165
Maps of Patton Campaigns 169
Bibliography 179
Index 199
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