Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies

Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies

by Harry Yeide
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Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies by Harry Yeide

He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness. But no matter the opinion or label attached to his name, few can argue George S. Patton’s place as a truly legendary figure in the annals of military history.

George S. Patton Jr. was only five years old when he informed his parents he intended to become “a great general.” When he learned to read, the first book he bought was a history of decisive battles. In school he was always organizing sham battles. On his honeymoon in France, he took his young bride to historic battlefields and fortresses. Waging war was Patton’s passion and all his life he trained himself to fight. Nothing else really mattered to him.

Many books have been written about Patton. Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies is the first to examine the legendary general through the eyes of his enemies, the opposing German commanders. During his extensive research through German wartime records, noted historian and author Harry Yeide has uncovered hundreds of unpublished unit reports, officer accounts, and telephone transcripts to illuminate the German perspective on how and why they lost their battles with Patton’s forces.

This truly unique study follows Patton’s rise through the ranks in the Mexican Expedition and World War I, as well as his many campaigns throughout World War II, from Tunisia, Sicily and Normandy to Lorraine, the Bulge, and into the heart of Germany. The result is a fresh take on one of the most storied figures of twentieth-century warfare.

 

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ISBN-13: 9781610597470
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publication date: 09/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 983,083
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Harry Yeide has been a national security affairs analyst for the federal government for twenty-seven years. He received a BA degree in political science and German from Muhlenberg College in 1982 and an MA in international affairs from the George Washington University in 1984. In his position with the federal government he has worked as a political, terrorism, and economic analyst on the Soviet Bloc, the Balkans, the Aegean, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and he has served in numerous assignments overseas. He is the author of a number of works of military history, including The Longest Battle and First to the Rhine.

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Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disappointing! Too mu ch tim e wast ed I in discussion of military logistical data , most of which is meaningless to the premise of the book. Author is obvious ly not a fan o f Patton. One would think France won in North Africa and the Germans were winning in Europe.
Japurol More than 1 year ago
Good historical facts reading
Evil_Larico More than 1 year ago
A most misleading title and alleged premise.  It should have been called "The Military Biographies of Individual German Generals Who Happened to Fight American Units Under Patton's Command."  99% of the book was wasted on the exploits of German commanders.  There wasn't much that was said about what was seen "through the[ir] eyes".  In the end, in a slim 7 page final chapter, the author concludes that, based only on whatever research material he happened to dig up, it is possible that they really didn't think very much of Patton. But then, adding the name "Patton" to a book's title is a tried-and-true publishing trick to separate a reader from his money. 
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Description: old victorious fighting dude
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