War as I Knew It

War as I Knew It

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Overview

From the invasion of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge, General George S. Patton, Jr., was the most flamboyant, audacious Allied leader of World War II. Brandishing his famous pearl-handled pistols and driven by a profound belief that wars are won by killing the enemy as fast as possible, Patton slammed the tanks and men of the Third Army across Europe at a breakneck pace. He battled not only the enemy but Supreme Headquarters; he complained SHAEF was doing all it could to deny him early victory.

Now in these fascinating and frank memoirs, Patton speaks out with intense personal feelings about the Second World War, the art of war, and the soldier’s life. He gives us an unforgettable self-portrait of an American professional soldier caught in the toils of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553259919
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/1983
Series: War Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 437,353
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.89(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

George S. Patton, Jr., was the commander of the US Third Army during the Allied Invasion of Normandy in 1944. A veteran of the First World War and a crucial figure in the development of the US Army’s armored warfare doctrine, his aggressive and successful leadership in World War II has led him to be called by many historians as one of the greatest generals of the war.

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War As I Knew It 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ChrisElyea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is not a memoir; it is General Patton's World War II diary. The difference is that Patton wrote what he was thinking as events unfolded, whereas a memoir would have been penned after the fact. A diary is more raw and immediate, giving the reader a greater feel for the moment. In this way we are somewhat compensated for the fact that Patton unfortunately did not get the opportunity to write his memoir. It is essential reading for serious students of Patton and the Second World War.
meegeekai on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Patton was loon, but it is sure interesting to read this memoir compared to some of the others (Bradley, Montgomery, Rommel, Eisenhower). As this is truly a memoir that he just finished before his fatal accident in 1945 you do get a much more personal look into this great generals mind.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT!!! General Patton's insights are invaluable for life. Especially helpful for new officers and NCO's is the last couple of chapters & appendices, however the entire book is filled with wise counsel. A MUST READ for those serving our country in the military. Patton's practicle insights could save the lives of many on the front lines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I learned alot about the 2nd World war and one of it´s greatest leaders. One of the greatest leaders in all of military history.