Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer

Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer

by Michael Keane


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ISBN-13: 9781596983267
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael Keane is a Fellow of National Security at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He was embedded in Iraq with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division, under the command of Gen. David Petraeus, and in Kabul, Afghanistan at the headquarters of the ISAF Commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Keane is a former Fellow of the US Department of Defense's National Security Education Project. He has apeared on CNN, CNBC, FoxNews and the History Channel and has been profiled in BusinessWeek magazine. Keane is also the author of The Night Santa Got Lost: How Norad Saved Christmas and the Dictionary of Modern Strategy and Tactics. He earned his JD from the University of Texas School of law, and MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Southern California. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

Table of Contents

Timeline ix

Prologue 1

Part I Blood

Chapter 1 Ghosts of the Confederacy 7

Chapter 2 Benjamin Davis Wilson 19

Chapter 3 Papa 25

Chapter 4 Dearest Bea 41

Part II Guts

Chapter 5 Pancho Villa 67

Chapter 6 World War I 81

Chapter 7 Tanks 87

Chapter 8 Teaching Courage 103

Chapter 9 Task Force Baum 119

Chapter 10 Saving the Lipizzaners 133

Part III Prayer

Chapter 11 Growing Up 149

Chapter 12 God of Battles 155

Chapter 13 Saving a Soul 179

Chapter 14 Patton's Prayer 203

Chapter 15 The Last Enemy 221


Appendix 1 Patton's Obituary 229

Appendix 2 Patton's Prayer for Courage 231

Appendix 3 Patton's Letter to Headquarters, Third United States Army 233

Acknowledgments 235

Notes 237

Index 251

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Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*tries not to puke* "Its great! But to be honest with you, it was a bit to gory for me. And maybe a tad too vivid?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At 'willed control' res two
rapidsrider More than 1 year ago
This book adds relatively little to the story of George Patton. Many of the events described have been done by other biographers -- e.g., Ladislas Farago, Carlo D'Este -- and then are quoted by Keane. He does attempt to create new categories of information as indicated by the subtitle (Blood, Guts and Prayer), but those divisions result in a somewhat disorganized presentation and some "stretches" to illustrate the themes. I would recommend other books on Patton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago