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

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9780006380931: A Genius for War: A Life of General George S. Patton

This is a biography of the Second World War hero, US General George S. Patton.

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Fifty years after his death, General George S. Patton Jr. remains one of the most charismatic, misunderstood and controversial figures who ever set foot on the battlefields of the Second World War. The public image of him has been influenced overwhelmingly by the George C. Scott film 'Patton', in which he is portrayed as a brash 'Old Blood and Guts'. Now, for the first time, Carlo d'Este reveals a very different, contradictory personality. With full access to Patton's private and public papers, and the co-operation of his family, D'Este presents an acute portrait of Patton's career and shows not only the extrovert Patton of public perception but also Patton the intensely private man who could burst into tears, be charming or profane quite unexpectedly, but who trained himself for greatness with a determination matched by no other general in the twentieth century.

‘Carlo D'Este's superb biography unravels the deeper complexities of the individual as well as the maturity of his military mind… D'Este's fluent style and meticulous research capture Patton's extraordinary character and commend him to the Valhalla of warriors for which he always believed himself destined.’
RAYMOND SEITZ, 'Sunday Telegraph'

‘D'Este is a first-rate historian… He writes in that fluent, legible style that was the hallmark of the 'New Yorker' before Tina Brown tried to fashionabilise it… D'Este will hold your attention for all 800 pages, with his understanding of Patton's tortuous story, the alternating bluster and self-doubt until, in the end, the Furies came for him.’
ANN CLARK, 'Daily Telegraph'

‘The result of the author's meticulous documentation is to produce a Patton even weirder, even more unsettling than anything offered by the cinema or television… This book is a magnificent portrait.’
JOHN KEEGAN, 'Spectator'

‘This book is filled with new information about many people and subjects, but at the centre is an unforgettable character who struts across the pages, his virtues and his vices writ large, towards a destiny he sought with enormous energy.’
GERHARD L. WEINBERG, 'Times Literary Supplement'

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Book Description Harper Collins. (Subject: Political & Biographies - General) A study on the life of General George S. Patton - considered by his German opponents the most able of the US Generals of WWII. An extrovert but also an intensely private man, 'Old Blood and Guts' wore two ivory handled pistols at his belt. He is infamous for slapping two hospitalised GIs for 'cowardice', but he motivated his troops and frightened the enemy. Eisenhower relieved him of his military governorship of Bavaria and his command of the US Third Army in October 1945. He died shortly after a road accident in the Rhineland in December, 1945. (Published: 1995) (Publisher: Harper Collins) (ISBN: 000638093X) (Pagination: 977pp, illustrations) (Condition: good in creased card covers) UL-XXXXXX. Bookseller Inventory # 23792-02

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Book Description HarperCollins. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. USED, GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, bend in cover, hurt, tanned edges, 992 pages. Fifty years after his death, General George S. Patton Jr. remains one of the most charismatic, misunderstood and controversial figures who ever set foot on the battlefields of the Second World War. The public image of him has been influenced overwhelmingly by the George C. Scott film 'Patton', in which he is portrayed as a brash 'Old Blood and Guts'. Now, for the first time, Carlo d'Este reveals a very different, contradictory personality. With full access to Patton's private and public papers, and the co-operation of his family, D'Este presents an acute portrait of Patton's career and shows not only the extrovert Patton of public perception but also Patton the intensely private man who could burst into tears, be charming or profane quite unexpectedly, but who trained himself for greatness with a determination matched by no other general in the twentieth century.Carlo D'Este's superb biography unravels the deeper complexities of the individual as well as the maturity of his military mind D'Este's fluent style and meticulous research capture Patton's extraordinary character and commend him to the Valhalla of warriors for which he always believed himself destined.RAYMOND SEITZ, 'Sunday Telegraph'D'Este is a first-rate historian He writes in that fluent, legible style that was the hallmark of the 'New Yorker' before Tina Brown tried to fashionabilise it D'Este will hold your attention for all 800 pages, with his understanding of Patton's tortuous story, the alternating bluster and self-doubt until, in the end, the Furies came for him.ANN CLARK, 'Daily Telegraph'The result of the author's meticulous documentation is to produce a Patton even weirder, even more unsettling than anything offered by the cinema or television This book is a magnificent portrait.JOHN KEEGAN, 'Spectator'. Bookseller Inventory # 11413

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Book Description Harper Collins, Londres, 1996. 977 pág+32 láminas 20x13 cm Tapa blanda, rústica Bueno Biografía del general Patton. Contiene 32 láminas con fotografías en negro. Íntegramente en inglés. Bookseller Inventory # 343199

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Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 128 x 198. A very good softpack of 977 pages with a very good to near fine soft cover. this is a massive biography of General Patton, who remains one of the most charismatic, misunderstood and controversial figures of WWII. The author reveals an acute portrait of Patton's career and shows not only the extrovert of public perception but also the intensely private man who could burst into tears, be charming or profane quite unexpectedly, but who trained himself for greatness with a determination matched by no other general in the 20th century. book includes 13 pages of Sources and select bibliography and 21 pages of index. Bookseller Inventory # 005725

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