War as I Knew It

War as I Knew It

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War as I Knew It by George S. Patton, Paul D. Harkins

"Fame never yet found a man who waited to be found" - "In case of doubt attack" - "Know what you know and know what you don't know" Patton was the ultimate soldier's general. Everyone associated with him came under his spell and it is no exaggeration to say that they would have given their lives for him. This mystique that surrounded him bound him intimately to his troops who, throughout Patton's career felt privileged to serve him. George Patton tragically died on 20 December 1945 following a car crash, and this book is the story of his exploits during World War II as pieced together in 1947 by his wife from the General's letters and diaries. It contains many of the pithy sayings for which he was famous and conveys clearly the fire and brimstone attitude of the victor of the Battle of the Bulge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553259919
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1983
Series: War Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,221,514
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.73(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

George S. Patton, Jr., was the commander of the US Third Army during the Allied Invasion of Normandy in 1944. A veteran of the First World War and a crucial figure in the development of the US Army’s armored warfare doctrine, his aggressive and successful leadership in World War II has led him to be called by many historians as one of the greatest generals of the war.

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War As I Knew It 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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EXCELLENT!!! General Patton's insights are invaluable for life. Especially helpful for new officers and NCO's is the last couple of chapters & appendices, however the entire book is filled with wise counsel. A MUST READ for those serving our country in the military. Patton's practicle insights could save the lives of many on the front lines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned alot about the 2nd World war and one of it´s greatest leaders. One of the greatest leaders in all of military history.