The personal and candid account of General Patton's celebrated, relentless crusade across western Europe during World War II
First published in 1947, War as I Knew It is an absorbing narrative that draws from Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, covering 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 by one of the most brilliant military strategists in history. 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.
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About the Author
George Smith Patton, Jr., 1885-1945, served as Pershing's aide in Mexico in 1916, rose from captain to major general between the world wars, and headed the illustrious Third Army in World War II.
Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for a series of articles on West Point's Class of 1966, which later became the basis for his best-selling book The Long Gray Line. A veteran staff reporter for the Washington Post, he wrote the Post's lead stories during the Gulf War.