The Patton Papers: 1940-1945

The Patton Papers: 1940-1945

by Martin Blumenson, George S. Patton

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Overview

One of World War II's most brilliant and controversial generals, George S. Patton (1885-1945) fought in North Africa and Sicily, as commander of the Third Army, spearheaded the Allies' spectacular 1944-1945 sweep through France, Belgium, and Germany. Martin Blumenson is the only historian to enjoy unlimited access to the vast Patton papers. his many books include Masters of the Art of Command (available from Da Capo Press) and Patton: The Man Behind the Legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306807176
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Pages: 944
Sales rank: 685,929
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.12(d)

About the Author

Martin Blumenson is the author of a dozen books on military subjects.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
I. UNITED STATES
Fort Benning: Brigade
3(11)
Fort Benning: Division
14(15)
Maneuvers
29(19)
Fort Benning: Corps
48(10)
Desert Training Center
58(21)
II. NORTH AFRICA
Torch
79(17)
Morocco: The Landings
96(21)
Morocco: The Letdown
117(15)
Morocco: Watching and Waiting
132(20)
Casablanca Conference
152(12)
Kasserine Pass Offstage
164(16)
Tunisia: The Fight for El Guettar
180(22)
Tunisia: The Fight for National Prestige
202(27)
III. SICILY
Husky: Plans
229(21)
Husky: Preparations
250(24)
The Landings: Seventh Army
274(19)
Palermo and Messina
293(33)
The Slapping Incident
326(17)
The Terrible Uncertainty
343(20)
The Slapping Incident Again
363(22)
The Terrible Wait
385(22)
IV. ENGLAND
Third Army
407(16)
Fighting Principles
423(16)
The Knutsford Incident
439(15)
The Approach of D-Day
454(11)
The Invasion
465(12)
V. FRANCE
The Cotentin and Cobra
477(17)
Breakout
494(18)
Pursuit
512(24)
The Lorraine Campaign
536(18)
The Moselle
554(17)
The Saar Campaign
571(24)
VI. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG
Bastogne
595(23)
Battle of the Bulge
618(25)
VII. GERMANY
The Palatinate
643(21)
The Hammelburg Incident
664(13)
The Last Offensive
677(28)
VIII. GERMANY: THE OCCUPATION
Postwar Europe: The New Look
705(25)
The Growing Bitterness
730(16)
The Approaching Showdown
746(15)
The Showdown
761(21)
The Relief
782(13)
Fifteenth Army
795(22)
IX. DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION
The Last Fight
817(19)
The Legend and the Man
836(27)
Chronology 863(2)
Acknowledgments 865(2)
Index 867

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