War As I Knew It

War As I Knew It

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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.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995, c1975
ISBN: 9780395735299
0395735297
Branch Call Number: 940.542
Characteristics: xxii, 425 pages :,maps ;,21 cm

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KEVIN DOWD Aug 14, 2013

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

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