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on November 30, 2014
I didn't appreciate the author's liberal attitude of the slapping incidents; although I agree Patton's response was more than it should have been. A warrior has a difficult time understanding chickens.
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on February 14, 2016
good book
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on November 23, 2015
Good
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on May 2, 2015
Bought book as a gift for someone who was fond of Patton, so I am sure he will enjoy it.
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on February 15, 2015
Excellent book on Patton and WW2.
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on July 8, 2014
great book so far.
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on April 12, 2010
His history is very interesting and exciting. He lived a hard war experience as well as his men. He was strict and pushing to get things accomplished in time. Read it all the way through. Would recommend this book to all history readers. Thank you.

Karen Kay Ullom
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on August 23, 2009
I was very happy with the book that I purchased from Amazon through Wonderbooks in Fredrick,Md and would definitely purchase from them in the future! The book was sent on a timely fashion even though the UPS driver delivered it the the address one block down the street. Thank goodness there are still honest people out there!

thank again
Duane
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on November 21, 2013
My favorite general next to George Washington. He could have stopped the evil empire in its track if allowed to. This guy is as true american hero/
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on May 6, 2015
This is a different life of the legendary George S. Patton from other works...while there is considerable coverage of Patton's service and career as a soldier and general, much of the focus is on Patton the man...how he grew up in a surprisingly liberal (by the standards of the day) California political family, and was turned towards more racist and anti-Semitic views by his wealthy Massachusetts in-laws

From this, we learn about Patton's role in covering up his troops massacring some PoWs, the infamous slapping incidents, and his behavior as US proconsul in Bavaria after the war, where espoused inflammatory views about starting a new war with Russia, permitting Nazis to continue to work in important positions, and more anti-Semitism. The book also asks if Patton suffered traumatic brain injury from concussions suffered in pre-war polo matches. That may be a little extreme, but his postwar statements and actions suggested questionable thinking at best, or perhaps a sense of exhaustion and weariness...after conquering Bavaria, he had nothing left to conquer. His war was over, and the United States would not fight another war that he was fitted for until 1991.

One gets a more well-rounded life of Patton the man from this biography than from some of the pot-boiler books that have been done over the past 70 years, and certainly than the otherwise outstanding movie about him, which reveals that behind the flamboyant warrior, bedecked in medals and general's stars, ivory-handled pistols holstered at his hip, was a human being, with strengths and weaknesses like everyone else.

Patton deserves to be remembered by his country for his outstanding leadership, but like all people, it should be as a full picture, and this book helps round out that picture.
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