The Patton Papers: 1885-1940

The Patton Papers: 1885-1940

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The Patton Papers, 1885–1940 (the second volume, covering the years 1940 to 1945, is also available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Publishing Group) uses George S. Patton's private diaries, letters, speeches, reports, and orders to present his own uncensored view of his remarkable life. He served in the U.S. cavalry and as a member of General Pershing's Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in Mexico (where Patton first saw combat). His outstanding service during World War I included organizing and leading the Tank Corps in the battles of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. From youth through the early years of World War II, here is an unparalleled portrait of Patton as man, soldier, and legend in the making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306808623
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/21/1998
Edition description: 1 DA CAPO
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 5.45(w) x 8.26(h) x 2.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
I. PROLOGUE The Man, the Warrior, and the Legend
3(18)
II. THE IMPETUS
21(40)
1. Ancestry and Family
21(15)
2. Boyhood and Beatrice
36(11)
3. Career Decision
47(14)
III. FORMATION
61(122)
4. VMI
61(27)
5. West Point: Turned Back
88(30)
6. West Point: Corporal
118(18)
7. West Point: Adjutant
136(21)
8. West Point: Graduation
157(26)
IV. YOUNG OFFICER
183(134)
9. Fort Sheridan
183(23)
10. Marriage and Fort Sheridan
206(17)
11. Fort Myer, Stockholm, and Saumur
223(12)
12. Fort Myer
235(25)
13. Saumur and Fort Riley: Master of the Sword
260(19)
14. Fort Riley: Second Year
279(14)
15. Fort Bliss and the Border
293(24)
V. MEXICO
317(62)
16. Chasing Villa
317(26)
17. Punitive Expedition
343(19)
18. Somewhere in Mexico
362(17)
VI. FRANCE
379(188)
19. El Paso to Paris
379(19)
20. Paris to Chaumont
398(26)
21. Chaumont
424(18)
22. Chamlieu
442(18)
23. Langres
460(21)
24. Langres to Bourg
481(24)
25. Bourg
505(21)
26. A Glimpse of the Front
526(18)
27. Bourg and Langres: Staff School
544(23)
VII. COMBAT
567(74)
28. Preparations for St. Mihiel
567(16)
29. St. Mihiel
583(18)
30. Meuse-Argonne
601(17)
31. The End of the War
618(23)
VIII. POSTWAR FRANCE
641(58)
32. The Prize
641(18)
33. The Wait
659(22)
34. Going Home
681(18)
IX. THE IMMEDIATE POSTWAR YEARS
699(72)
35. Camp Meade
699(17)
36. Camp Meade: Goodbye to Tanks
716(31)
37. Fort Myer Again
747(24)
X. THE MIDDLE YEARS
771(154)
38. Riley, Leavenworth, Boston, Hawaii
771(23)
39. Hawaii: Schofield Barracks
794(17)
40. Hawaii to Washington
811(28)
41. Washington: The Lure of the Machine
839(18)
42. Washington: Cavalry and Tanks
857(12)
43. Washington: Horses and Machines
869(18)
44. Army War College and the Bonus March
887(14)
45. Fort Myer, Hawaii, Massachusetts
901(24)
XI. THE APPROACH OF WAR
925(38)
46. Fort Riley, Fort Clark, Fort Myer
925(15)
47. Fort Myer to Fort Benning
940(23)
A Brief Note on Military Terms 963(2)
Patton's Military Chronology 965(6)
Index 971

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