Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar

Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar

by Leo Barron

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811718325
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/20/2017
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 567,192
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Leo Barron holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has served with the 101st Airborne. He saw two tours of active duty in Iraq as an infantry and intelligence officer. He has written for Infantry, WWII History, and World War II magazines. He is co-author of No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (NAL, 2012) and author of Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General’s Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne (NAL, 2014) and High Tide in the Korean War (Stackpole, 2015). He works for General Dynamics as an instructor of military intelligence officers and lives with his family in Arizona.

Table of Contents

Preface: Purple Heart Boxes versus Panzers xiii

Introduction: The Opponents xxi

Chapter I Prelude 1

Chapter 2 Night Attack 25

Chapter 3 Morning Attack 69

Chapter 4 Afternoon Attack 129

Chapter 5 Spoiling Attack 161

Epilogue 183

Acknowledgments 205

Note on Sources 209

Endnotes 211

Bibliography 231

Index 249

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