War as I Knew it

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995 - 425 Seiten
Adored by many, loathed by some, General George S. Patton, Jr., was one of the most brilliant military strategists in history. War As I Knew It is the personal and candid account of his celebrated, relentless crusade across western Europe during World War II. First published in 1947, this absorbing narrative draws on Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, from the moment the Third Army exploded onto the Brittany Peninsula to the final Allied casualty report. The result is not only a grueling, human account of daily combat and heroic feats - including a riveting look at the Battle of the Bulge - but a valuable chronicle of the strategies and fiery personality of a legendary warrior. Patton's letters from earlier military campaigns in North Africa and Sicily, complemented by a powerful retrospective of his guiding philosophies, further reveal a man of uncompromising will and uncommon character, which made "Georgie" a household name in mid-century America. With a new introduction.
 

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This was another of my $1 garage sale audio books. While Patton didn't exactly write an autobiography, this book is entirely made up of his journal entries, memoirs, letters home, and copies of orders ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Zissou54 - LibraryThing

As a history junkie youngster I loved anything that had to do with WWII. And once I saw the amazing film, Patton, I began idolizing the General. In his memoir about his days as the commander of the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Eifel to the Rhine and the Capture of Trier
9
Introduction by Rick Atkinson
xxiii
Operation Torch NORTH AFRICA or
53
Part Two Operation Overlord
87
Forcing the Line of the Moselle 25 September
138
The Capture of Metz and the Saar Campaign
154
The BastogneSt Vith Campaign The Bulge
193
The Capture of Coblentz and the Palatinate
257
Forcing the Rhine Frankfurt on Main and Across
270
Crossing the Danube and Entering Czechoslovakia
308
Reflections and Suggestions
335
Earning My Pay
367
A Operation Torch
393
E Composition of an Army
418
H Divisions that served with Third Army
424
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George Smith Patton, Jr., 1885-1945, served as Pershing's aide in Mexico in 1916, rose from captain to major general between the world wars, and headed the illustrious Third Army in World War II. Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for a series of articles on West Point's Class of 1966, which later became the basis for his best-selling book The Long Gray Line. A veteran staff reporter for the Washington Post, he wrote the Post 's lead stories during the Gulf War.

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