War as I Knew it

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995 - 425
A classic of American military history first published in 1947, War as I Knew It is the captivating memoir of George S. Patton, Jr., the legendary general, incendiary warrior, and unparalled tactician of World War II.Drawing from General 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, this narrative presents a grueling, human account of daily combat and heroic feats -- including a riveting look at the Battle of the Bulge. 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. War As I Knew It presents a fascinating portrait of the full-of-vinegar, controversial commander.Few military figures in American history have laid siege to the public imagination more relentlessly than George S. Patton, Jr...His name still evokes the dash and brio of a cavalry charge. -- from the Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Rick Atkinson
 

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This was another of my $1 garage sale audio books. While Patton didn't exactly write an autobiography, this book is entirely made up of his journal entries, memoirs, letters home, and copies of orders ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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As a history junkie youngster I loved anything that had to do with WWII. And once I saw the amazing film, Patton, I began idolizing the General. In his memoir about his days as the commander of the ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Introduction by Rick Atkinson
xi
Operation Torch 3
xxv
Operation Husky
53
The Campaign of France Avranches Brest to
89
Forcing the Line of the Moselle 25 September
138
The Capture of Metz and the Saar Campaign
154
The BastogneSt Vith Campaign The Bulge
193
The Eifel to the Rhine and the Capture of Trier
230
Forcing the Rhine Frankfurt on Main and Across
270
Crossing the Danube and Entering Czechoslovakia
308
Reflections and Suggestions
335
Earning My Pay
367
A Operation Torch
393
E Composition of an Army
418
H Divisions that Served with Third Army
424
Prawa autorskie

Campaign 13 March to 21 March 1945
257

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GEORGE S. PATTON, JR. (1885-1945), served as General John Black Jack" Pershing's aide in Mexico in 1916 during the Pancho Villa Expedition, and rose from captain to major general between the world wars, and headed the illustrious Third Army in World War II.

RICK ATKINSON is a New York Times bestselling author and winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for a series of articles on West Point's Class of 1966, which later became the basis for his book T he Long Gray Line. A veteran staff reporter, foreign correspondent, war correspondent, and senior editor for the Washington Post, he wrote the paper's lead stories during the Gulf War.

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