Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton

Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton

by Robert K. Wilcox


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ISBN-13: 9781621572916
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: World War II Collection Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 444
Sales rank: 345,718
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ROBERT K. WILCOX is an author, journalist, and screenwriter, who has written extensively on military subjects. He is the author of, among other books, Scream of Eagles , Japan’s Secret War , Wings of Fury , Black Aces High , and First Blue. He has appeared on the History Channel, Oliver North’s War Stories , and many other television and radio shows. He lives in Los Angeles.

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John Batchelor

"I am most surprised to learn in Robert Wilcox's highly readable book that there is a reasonable doubt and more that George Patton's death in Germany in December 1945 was not the result of a car crash but possibly foul play by hired assassins. Certainly there was motive and opportunity, but was there method? Over the years, I had heard a version of this tale based upon German villainy, but never with the detail and matter-of-fact persuasion in Target: Patton. I don't know if he was murdered, but I am no longer sure he wasn't. Exhume the corpse. End the debate."--(John Batchelor, host WABC, WMAL, KSFO, KFI)

Paul E. Vallely

"Target: Patton is a terrific book investigating the mysterious death of one of America's greatest military heroes: General George S. Patton, Jr. Reporter Robert Wilcox takes the reader into the mystery: from Patton's suspicious car crash in Occupied Germany in 1945 to his unexpected death two weeks later, bringing to light new evidence and raising serious questions, all of which makes for a fascinating read."--(Paul E. Vallely, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.) Chairman, Stand Up America USA, Co-author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror)

Doug McIntyre

"Robert Wilcox's Target: Patton has enough twists and turns to satisfy the most demanding murder-mystery fan with the added bonus of historical possibility. Populated with legendary real-life characters, Wilcox introduces the world to Douglas Bazata: a man of action as improbably true as Lawrence of Arabia. With a screenwriter's gift for picture images and a military historian's discipline for detail, Wilcox peels back the decades to the chaotic final chords of WW II and the opening act of the Cold War by asking the heretofore unanswered question: was General George S. Patton murdered?"--(Doug McIntyre, KABC Radio/Los Angeles Daily News)

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Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
DonDB More than 1 year ago
The book is a curious mix between excellent investigative skills, and very good story telling. One thing's for certain, whether you believe Patton as assassinated or not: there are too many unanswered questions surrounding his death, and too many people simply vanished without a trace that were connected to his accident and then death in the hospital. If the evidence that is presented in the book was put before a judge today in a modern homicide investigation, the prosecuting attourney would have *more* than enough circumstantial evidence to go to trial.

So, the question is...why isn't the US Government interested in determining the truth all these years later? Because airing dirty laundry that might incriminate past political & military figures wouldn't be their first option.

Was Patton assassinated? Read the book, I'm sure you'll want the body exhumed and a present-day DNA driven investigation undertaken as well.
johndee More than 1 year ago
If you can read this and still believe the official story of Patton's death you are probably the sort of person that still thinks Vince Foster committed suicide. What I found most illuminating was not that Patton was assassinated but the staggering revelations that he was regularly prevented from finishing the war early and the amount of collusion between the West and Soviets that ensured the Russians would "own" eastern Europe and set up perfect conditions for the "Cold War" and therefore keep the Military Industrial Complex and it's New World Order owners very happy, dominant and of course rich. We know by reading Carroll Quigley's "Anglo-American Establishment" that the Global Elites have engineered all major conflict for at least the last 150 years and of course funded both sides, but to read such damning proof will definitely be an eye opener to many. The New World Order must be stopped. Learn more at
somewhereintime1 More than 1 year ago
Conspiracy, no! It is a fact, proven in this wonderful nonfiction book that America's best General in WWII was murdered. Very well outlined, excellent researched, entertaining writing, flowed well. Very fun book to read, very factual -- documented proof that General Patton was murdered. Very good book, by Robert K. Wilcox (author), AAA book.
MJBFL More than 1 year ago
Robert Wilcox’s book “Target: Patton” is a masterpiece. While not being able to determine conclusively that Patton was assassinated, it certainly leads one to believe that there is substantial reason to decide that he was. Patton is an American hero who fought for his country’s welfare come hell or high water. This book chronicles his efforts to beat back Washington’s efforts to be cozy with the Russians, as well as the efforts of others (Roosevelt, Marshall, Eisenhower, Montgomery, Administration leftists) to kowtow to the Russians so that they would join us in the concurrent battle with the Japanese. A startling and shocking revelation is the little known conscious abandonment by the Roosevelt Administration of U.S. and British POWs who were “freed” by the Russians and then disappeared into the Gulag (perhaps up to 25,000 each). This book joins the genre of recents books that have been revealing the embarrassing actions of our government in dealing with Hitler’s rise to power and the concentration camps (“In the Garden of Beasts”) and in assisting, and even hiring, former Nazis after the German surrender at the end of WWII (“Nazis On the Run”), all of which brings many of our Government’s actions into disrepute.
duhart More than 1 year ago
Circumstantially, Mr. Wilcox provides many examples of how purged documents and absentee participants could only be explained by a conspiracy of some buttress this with the kind of first person testimony provided by people who were there; corroborated by second person testimony from close relatives of put it all together and it cannot be dismissed. I am glad Mr. Wilcox had the wherewithall and persistence to tie it all together. It is time we all saw the reality of the people we have spent the last seventy years turning into icons. Duhart
cbrons More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Well-researched and laid out like a great mystery novel. Patton was by far our greatest General. Unfortunately he was ahead of his time. He knew the Russians were not to be trusted. We were played by Stalin and the communists, who ended up with most of Eastern Europe after the War ¿ a pretty good head start. And we gave it to them. This book exposes the naiveté of the left-leaning Roosevelt administration who loved and respected Uncle Joe and who had disdain for the likes of George S. Patton ¿ a general too effective, too American and far too prescient for his time. Motive is clear. Patton was murdered. The real question is ¿by whom?¿!
jimwilson61 More than 1 year ago
I don't know what ¿Anonymous¿ read but Target Patton has 444 pages, not 250. Did he really read it? The book has excellent research and writing. As a vet, I knew Patton died in an accident and I'd heard the rumors. But never before have I seen such strong evidence that the rumors might be true. Patton was probably offed by elements high up in our government and the Soviet government. Both sides had reasons. Start with the secrets he knew and was about to tell and end with him wanting to start WWIII. Confessons by assasins, missing records, mysterious disappearances - even the accident Cadillac in the Patton museum is suspect. It¿s VIN has been scratched out. The author has pictures! This book has it all. And it's all real and supported by sources. It should be read by anyone seeking the truth about what really happened to Gen. Patton.
hjb4971 More than 1 year ago
Extremely well researched analysis of the death of General George S. Patton, America's most brilliant, but often criticized general of the Second World War. The author unearths several sources who claim that Patton did not die accidentally, that the accident which led to his death was staged, and that he was slowly recovering from the injuries he incurred, then was executed in the hospital.

The head of the OSS, the forerunner of today's CIA, and the head of Russia's KGB, both had reason to want Patton silenced about American military mistakes, and our failure to recognize the looming threat of the USSR to the European continent and to the United States. Add in the absolute fear by Joseph Stalin that Patton would convince the Allies to turn their attention toward the Soviet menace, and you have motive for murder.

Wilcox points to the alarming string of "coincidences" that all documentation of Patton's accident, and the subsequent investigation by military intelligence have disappeared. He also documents numerous examples of KGB murders by staged "accidents," and the presence of senior KGB agents in the vicinity of Patton's headquarters the week of his fatal accident.

Finally the author discusses statements supported by personal diaries of a free-lance OSS and CIA spy who states he was asked to arrange for Patton's assassination.

The only negative to this book is that the author writes repetitively about some of his key evidence in what appears to be an attempt to fill pages. That said, if you have an interest in military history, or the beginning of the cold war, this is a good book. Having read several books about Patton including what is probably the definitive biography by Carlo D' Este, I found this book fascinating.
DOOR0 More than 1 year ago
Robert K. Wilcox (author) throws out the wild accusation that 4 star General Geroge S. Patton was killed by an assasin, then HE BACKS IT UP WITH DOCUMENTED FACTS. Surprised how well written this book was, very entertaining, received as a gift, it was awesome, a must read for anyone interested in history! An awesome book.
EddieGreen More than 1 year ago
Factual evidence, all facts. Not some book with a wild theory, premis about some wild conspiracy. This book is oultined with facts, facts, facts, in each chapter, very well written. Robert Wilcox (author) did an excellent job with his writing, research, this book is far superior to anything I have ever read on the topic of conspiracy and/or the topic of Patton's murder!
ReadingOnceAgain More than 1 year ago
I gave this book a 5-star rating based on its remarkable achievement with my husband! Let me explain! I just can't believe it! I got this book for my husband but really held little hope of him reading it. I LOVE to read, so I was trying to "tempt" him with a book about one of his favorite military heroes - General Patton. Well - surprise surprise! - it WORKED! He not only read it (about 3 months and a few "subtle" questions after I gave it to him), but said he actually ENJOYED it! Now, this book MUST be GOOD for HIM to say that, so now I must also read it! Can't wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert Wilcox (author) spent 10 years of his life to research, write this book: Target Patton. It delivers! Patton is proven to have been assasinated, it is unfortunate that a true American Hero like General George Patton can go down like that! Read this book, it is very insightful into how high levels of governments operate when they have an agenda!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting to read. Although the book was speculation, it was backed up with some pretty good evidence that makes you wonder. Yeah, i dont know what that other Anonymous writer said about the book being 250 pages it's actually 406 pages of reading pages and then 39 pages of sources, notes and index. It was actually a very good book and i recommend the book to anyone who likes mysteries or world war ii stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a highly enjoyable book to read, very well written with lots and lots of documented facts, interviews, substantiated content. The author is very good at providing a well thought out premise that Patton was indeed killed, murderded, then he provides real proof. It was fun book, highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert Wilcox, the author of this nonfiction book, worked hard for ten years to produce this book. It is very well researched, a lot of hard work went into the facts, documentation, very well crafted, it was a good book.
TomMillerVailResorts More than 1 year ago
Packed full of information on Patton, Russia, USA during WWII, post WWII, very interesting, Patton was killed by means of murder-this book proves that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This would be a great movie, very good story. Money well spent, fun book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinion and have lived in a comunist ruled country and known how those evil people think, act and assasinate those that oppose their twisted ideas, have no doubts they are guilty of Patton's murder. The author has done an extraordinary job in providing so many undisputed facts. Makes me mad that so many Democrats got away with betraing our country by becoming commies, something that still persists in that Party. E. Cosio
PontiacPeggy More than 1 year ago
I have not finished this book yet but find it hard to believe since the editing is so poorly done. "Reigns of power" instead of "reins." There are many others. Obviously for my $11.49 I got a book that had not seen editor to proofread it. When you can't get the simple things right, why am I supposed to believe the big things?
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Good read !!!
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