War as I Knew It

War as I Knew It

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George Smith Patton, four-star general, conqueror of Palermo and commander of the Third Army in its great sweep across Europe, was characteristically not one to hide anything about himself. In this consolidation of letters written to his wife, we get not a history of the Third Army, but an insight into the problems of modern high command and a fascinating self-portrait of a brilliant professional American soldier.

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ISBN-13: 9781556905506
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 07/28/1989
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 2.75(h) x 6.30(d)

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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.