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Patton A Genius for War (Paperback)

Author:  Carlo D'Este
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060927623
ISBN-13: 9780060927622
Sku: 30004325
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  1024
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Offers a detailed look at the life and career of the famous World War II general, examining his military accomplishments and his complex personality. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. *Author: DEste, Carlo *Subtitle: A Genius for War *Publication Date: 1996/10/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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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 CenterBased on exclusive access to his personal and public papers, and with the full cooperation of his family, Patton is an intimate look at the colorful, charismatic, and sometimes controversial man who became the one general the Germans respected and feared the most during World War II. Photos.
Author Bio
Carlo D'Este
Carlo D'Este was a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a respected military historian. He has written four books about the Second World War. D'Este received his BA from Norwich University in 1958, an MA from the University of Richmond in 1974, and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Norwich in 1992. D'Este has lived in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.


"An instant classic. Never before has General George S. Patton Jr. sprung back into life in all his heroic and complicated glory as in this first-rate biography." - Douglas Brinkley

Wall Street Journal
"Mr. D'Este tells this story well, and gives us a new understanding of this great and troubled man." - Mark Yost 12/08/1995

"Carlo D'Este's biography of Patton may prove to be his life's work...The result of the author's meticulous documentation is to produce a Patton even weirder, even more unsettling than anything offered by the cinema or television....This book is a magnificent portrait of the American army as an institution." - John Keegan 12/16/1995

Literary Review
"A catalogue of the vices of General George Patton makes impressive reading....D'Este has written an outstanding book, worthy of his fine reputation as a military historian." - Max Hastings November 1995

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1024
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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