War as I Knew it

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1947 - 425
Memoirs of General Patton's campaigns, assembled from his letters and other writings.

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Recenzja użytkownika  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

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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Recenzja użytkownika  - Zissou54 - LibraryThing

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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George S. Patton, Jr. was born in California in 1885, and entered Stephen Cutter Clark's School for Boys in 1897. He went on to the Virginia Military Institute in 1903, followed by West Point in 1904. He graduated from West Point in 1909. As a young cavalry officer and well-rounded athlete, he competed in five events during the 1912 Olympic games held in Stockholm, Sweden. He placed fifth in the pentathlon. Patton saw action in the pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico in 1916, as an aide to General John J. Pershing. He continued as an aide to Pershing until he transferred to the new Armored branch as the first U.S. Commander of Armor. He again saw action in World War I, and was hit by machine gun fire, suffering serious wounds. Patton received the most notoriety during World War II. He earned the nickname Old Blood and Guts and was labeled one of the "most colorful" American generals of the war. Patton received numerous decorations and medals from Luxembourg, Belgium, Great Britain and the Soviet Union. In December of 1945, Patton died of injuries from a car accident and was buried at the Third Army Cemetery in Luxembourg.

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