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War as I Knew It

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Adored by many, loathed by some, General George S. Patton, Jr., was one of the most brilliant military strategists in history. War As I Knew It is the personal and candid account of his celebrated, relentless crusade across western Europe during World War II. First published in 1947, this absorbing narrative draws on Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, from 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 of the strategies and fiery personality of a legendary warrior. 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. With a new introduction.

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.

Baker & Taylor
Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of V-E Day, a new edition of a military classic by General George S. Patton, Jr., draws on his vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries to provide a firsthand chronicle of the war. Reprint.

Blackwell North Amer
First published in 1947, War As I Knew It is the captivating memoir of George S. Patton, Jr., the legendary American general, incendiary warrior, and unparalleled military tactician of World War II. Drawing on his vivid memories of battle and detailed diaries, Patton dramatically recounts his celebrated Third Army's sweeping campaign across Western Europe right up to the final Allied casualty report. The result is a remarkable frontline view of daily strategies and heroic drivesincluding the rescue of the Battle of the Bulge from Allied infamy and the triumphant Palatinate Campaign - revealing a fascinating portrait of the full-of-vinegar, controversial commander. With selected prefatory letters from Patton's earlier ventures in North Africa and Sicily and a powerful concluding retrospective, War As I Knew It is a classic of American military history.

Baker
& Taylor

Transcripts from General Patten's war diary covering his campaigns in Sicily, France, and Germany

Authors: Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945
Statement of Responsibility: George S. Patton, Jr. ; annotated by Paul D. Harkins ; with a new introduction by Rick Atkinson
Title: War as I knew it
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c1995
Characteristics: xxii, 425 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Subject Headings: Generals United States Biography United States. Army Biography World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Western Front World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Africa, North Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945
Topical Term: Generals
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
Additional Contributors: Harkins, Paul D. (Paul Donal), 1904-
LCCN: 95196167
ISBN: 9780395735299
0395735297
Branch Call Number: B Patton P
Research Call Number: JFD 95-18949
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Aug 14, 2013
  • KEVIN DOWD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a bit dated but still excellent view of the hard driving general.

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