Adored by many, loathed by some, General George S. Patton, Jr., was one of the most brilliant military strategists in history. War As I Knew It is the personal and candid account of his celebrated, relentless crusade across western Europe during World War II. First published in 1947, this absorbing narrative draws on Patton's vivid memories of ...
Adored by many, loathed by some, General George S. Patton, Jr., was one of the most brilliant military strategists in history. War As I Knew It is the personal and candid account of his celebrated, relentless crusade across western Europe during World War II. First published in 1947, this absorbing narrative draws on Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, from the moment the Third Army exploded onto the Brittany Peninsula to the final Allied casualty report. The result is not only a grueling, human account of daily combat and heroic feats - including a riveting look at the Battle of the Bulge - but a valuable chronicle of the strategies and fiery personality of a legendary warrior. Patton's letters from earlier military campaigns in North Africa and Sicily, complemented by a powerful retrospective of his guiding philosophies, further reveal a man of uncompromising will and uncommon character, which made "Georgie" a household name in mid-century America. With a new introduction.
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War is dreadful but listen from those who experienced it the way Patton did is really a sobering experience and makes you love peace even more!
Jun 27, 2010
A military enthusiasts must-read
Verily , verily, I say unto thee: Whatsoever thou gleanest not from the horse`s mouth, thou shalt glean from a cow`s backside. The General`s own words therefore, bear the truth!! Buy the book and see for thyselves!
Jan 4, 2010
not for everyone
This was compiled from notes Patton made for himself. Provides a look into his thought processes, observations, and conclusions. Will be invaluable for one wanting to study tactics and/or leadership. Will be a disappointment for those wanting the cheap thrill of a shallow "and there I wuz" war story. No serious collection of WWII literature is complete w/o it.
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