Gr 2-5-Descriptions of dramatic war incidents and a variety of photographs capture the highlights of the general's career. Clear text and short chapters make the events move steadily along and solid explanations of Patton's nicknames and reputation are included. Only a bit of the man's personal life is shared; the focus is on the building of a general and the spirit of soldiering. The Web sites noted are impressive and up-to-date, but the cartoon drawings that open each chapter seem to belie the seriousness of the subject matter. This book could serve as a jump-start to a research project or a life study and should fill requests for a true army hero.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.