Patton : A Biography (Hardcover)

Author: Axelrod, Alan

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George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II; an exuberantly profane man, he prayed daily and believed God had destined him for military greatness; a profoundly insecure individual, he made his Third Army the most self-confident and consistently victorious fighting force in the European theater. From Patton's boyhood battling dyslexia and becoming an avid reader, to his leadership strategies that modernized the U.S. army, Alan Axelrod delivers a fascinating account of Patton's life and legacy.


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9781403971395
SKU 31250264
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403971390
Release Date 2/1/2006
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0205
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Series Part 01
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