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In 1945, shortly before he was to fly home to the states as a conquering hero, he was involved in a mysterious car crash that left him partially paralyzed.Two weeks later, just as his doctors were about to send him home to finish his recovery, he was dead.
The army ruled the car crash an accident, his death natural. Yet witness testimony on the crash conflicted, key players in the incident disappeared, official reports vanished, soldiers were ordered to keep silent, and there was no autopsy performed on the body.Investigative and military reporter Robert Wilcox, author of Black Aces High and Wings of Fury, has spent more than ten years investigating these mysteries, and in Target: Patton he has written an electrifying account of the shocking circumstances--long hidden from the public--surrounding the death of America's most famous general. In Target: Patton, you'll discover:
* The extraordinary war hero, artist, and mercenary who said he was ordered by U.S. intelligence to assassinate Patton
* The OSS agent who knew Patton was in danger and tried to save him
* New evidence from recently declassified documents revealing doubts about the official version of Patton's death
* The final stories of those involved in the accident, including those who were thought to have disappeared--until now
"Target: Patton is a terrific book investigating the mysterious death of one of America's greatest military heroes: General George S. Patton, Jr. Reporter Robert Wilcox takes the reader into the mystery: from Patton's suspicious car crash in Occupied Germany in 1945 to his unexpected death two weeks later, bringing to light new evidence and raising serious questions, all of which makes for a fascinating read."
--Paul E. Vallely, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.) Chairman, Stand Up America USA, Co-author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror
Superb. Generally well written, thoroughly documented, candid and logically tight. You'll never look at WWII the same.Published 1 day ago by J. M Ullman
Very detailed, but in the end you still have to decide for yourself.Published 9 days ago by don besse
I had a hard time concentrating on all the names and the story line.Published 11 days ago by DFR Retired
I FOUND IT A MORE DEFINITIVE AND BETTER RESEARCHED BOOK THAT THE POPULAR O'REILLY'S"KILLING PATTON" WHICH I FELT IS MEANT FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jim Quinlan
I first read this book a couple of years ago. just finished reading it again after reading Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Patton. Killing Patton doesn't hold a candle to this book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Matt Stapleton
Good read. Very interesting and informative work that any history buff will enjoy.Published 21 days ago by JB
An outstanding read.Great research and detail.I rank this work by Robert K Wilcox higher than O'Reilly's "Killing Patton",the latter which I read first. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ray Rinella