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Harper Collins, 27.09.1996 - 1024 Seiten
Patton: A Genius for War is a full-fledged portrait of an extraordinary American that reveals the complex and contradictory personality that lay behind the swashbuckling and brash facade. According to Publishers Weekly, the result is "a major biography of a major American military figure."

"This massive work is biography at its very best. Literate and meaty, incisive and balanced, detailed without being pedantic. Mr. D'Este's Patton takes its rightful place as the definitive biography of this American warrior." --Calvin L. Christman, Dallas Morning News

"D'Este tells this story well, and gives us a new understanding of this great and troubled man."-The Wall Street Journal

"An instant classic." --Douglas Brinkley, director, Eisenhower Center

 

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PATTON: A Genius for War

Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

Legendary for his tactical speed in war, General George S. Patton (18851945) was also notable for drama and style. Unfortunately, this plodding biography is not. The historic image of Patton has been ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - JayLivernois - LibraryThing

Excellent read, great biography, and a fascinating life. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Countdown to War
408
Casablanca to Messina
429
A Summons to Battle
456
Allies
471
A Dogs Breakfast
491
Seventh Army Commander
504
The Slapping Incidents
521
Exile
547

And Baby Makes Three
119
AYoung Man on the Make
128
A Home Where the Buffalo Roam
143
Pershing and the Punitive Expedition
156
The Bandit Killer
170
W World War I 19171918
185
Tank Officer
199
Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
210
The SaintMihiel Offensive
226
The MeuseArgonne
248
Bitter Aftermath
267
Eisenhower Patton and the Demise of the Tank Corps
287
If You Want to Have a Good Time Jine the Cavalry
304
Past and Future Warrior Reincarnate
320
Student Days Boston Baked Beans and Hawaiian Leis
331
The Washington Years 19281934
343
War Clouds 19351939
357
WII Prelude to War 19391942
373
The 1941 Tennessee Louisiana and Carolina Maneuvers
392
Third Army Commander
566
In the DoghouseAgain
583
The Speech
601
Normandy to the Rhine 19441945
607
A Damned Fine War
626
For Gods Sake Give Us Gas
645
A Sea of Mud and Blood
661
PATTON OF COURSE
674
Pissing in the Rhine
703
Am Unsoldierly Death 1945
740
All Good Things Must Come to an End
760
A Helluva Way to Die
783
Epilogue
805
Patton Family Genealogy
821
Notes
827
Sources and Select Bibliography
935
Acknowledgments
951
Index
957
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Seite 808 - Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.
Seite 402 - THE earth is full of anger, The seas are dark with wrath, The Nations in their harness Go up against our path: Ere yet we loose the legions — Ere yet we draw the blade, Jehovah of the Thunders, Lord God of Battles, aid ! High lust and froward bearing, Proud heart, rebellious brow — Deaf ear and soul uncaring, We seek Thy mercy now!
Seite 426 - has the Navy landed an army at the planned time and place. If you land us anywhere within fifty miles of Fedhala and within one week of D-day, I'll go ahead and win.
Seite 504 - When we land , we will meet German and Italian soldiers whom it is our honor and privilege to attack and destroy. Many of you have in your veins German and Italian blood, but remember that these ancestors of yours so loved freedom that they gave up home and country to cross the ocean in search of liberty. The ancestors of the people we shall kill lacked the courage to make such a sacrifice and continued as slaves.
Seite 543 - I am at a loss to find words with which to express my chagrin and grief at having given you, a man to whom I owe everything and for whom I would gladly lay down my life, cause for displeasure with me.
Seite 390 - I suppose it's too much to hope that I could have a regiment in your division, because I'm still almost three years away from my colonelcy, but I think I could do a damn good job of commanding a regiment.
Seite 730 - I can say this, that throughout the campaign in Europe I know of no error I made except that of failing to send a Combat Command to take Hammelburg. Otherwise, my operations were, to me, strictly satisfactory.

Über den Autor (1996)

Carlo D'Este, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of the acclaimed biographies Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life, among other books on World War II. He lives in Massachusetts.

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