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A Genius for War : The Life of General George S. Patton, Jr.

D'Este, Carlo

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ISBN 10: 0060164557 / ISBN 13: 9780060164553
Editorial: HarperTrade, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995
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977pp/photos. Inscribed by author on title page. Author covers the full life of George S. Patton, revealing the complex and contradictory personality that lay behind the facade the public knows. One of the leser known facts to the general reader is that Patton was a dyslexic and excerpts from his personal correspondence highlights his difficulty with writing. Light edgewear to dj. Text clean. N° de ref. de la librería 010969

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Título: A Genius for War : The Life of General ...

Editorial: HarperTrade, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1995

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by the Author

Edición: Later Printing

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A comprehensive biography of General George Patton draws on hitherto unavailable letters, diaries, and memoirs, uncovering many new facts to create an insightful and definitive portrait of an American military hero.

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Fifty years after his death, General George C. Patton Jr. remains one of the most colorful, charismatic, misunderstood and controversial figures ever to set foot on the battlefields of World War II. And the image of the man has been not a little influenced by the 1970 film Patton, starring George C. Scott, in which he is portrayed as a swashbuckling, brash, profane, impetuous general who wore ivory-handled pistols into battle and slapped two hospitalized soldiers in Sicily.

It is one of the achievements of this riveting biography that it reveals the complex and contradictory personality that lay behind the facade. With full access to Patton's private and public papers, and the cooperation of the general's family, Carlo D'Este shows us not only the extrovert Patton of public perception, but also the intensely private Patton -- the devoted student of history, the poet, the humble man very unsure of his own abilities -- who could burst into tears, be charming or insulting quite unexpectedly, and the Patton who trained himself for greatness with a determination matched by no other general in the twentieth century. D'Este describes Patton's patrician background with its strong military heritage in the Civil War on the Confederate side; his struggle to overcome dyslexia to get through West Point; his lifelong doubts about his own courage that forced him to take reckless chances; and the enduring and sometimes troubled marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Beatrice Ayer, daughter of a wealthy Boston family, who proved to be a tower of strength and devotion to a soldier husband who was miserable in peacetime.

This book also covers Patton's military career from his dramatic role in the 1916 campaign against Pancho Villa in northern Mexico to his service in France in World War I, where he organized and led the first U.S. tank corps at Saint-Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive (where he was seriously wounded), to his frequently brilliant and occasionally very controversial roles during World War II in the fighting in North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany, where he earned the reputation of being the allied general the Germans most feared and respected.

Patton: A Genius for War is a full-fledged portrait of an extraordinary American.

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