A Genius for War

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Patton: A Genius for War is a full-fledged portrait of an extraordinary American that reveals the complex and contradictory personality that lay behind the swashbuckling and brash facade. According to Publishers Weekly, the result is "a major biography of a major American military figure."

"This massive work is biography at its very best. Literate and meaty, incisive and balanced, detailed without being pedantic. Mr. D'Este's Patton takes its rightful place as the definitive biography of this American warrior." --Calvin L. Christman, Dallas Morning News

"D'Este tells this story well, and gives us a new understanding of this great and troubled man."-The Wall Street Journal

"An instant classic." --Douglas Brinkley, director, Eisenhower Center

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1996
ISBN: 9780060927622
Branch Call Number: 355.331 PAT 1996
Characteristics: 977p illus


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Jun 18, 2014

Some what slow moving, but detailed and indepth coverage of his whole life and personal thoughts. A must read for those who want to understand what drove this skilled warrior. Based on the many letters and other document he wrote and collected through his life.

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