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The Resource Fighting Patton : George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies, Harry Yeide

Fighting Patton : George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies, Harry Yeide

Label
Fighting Patton : George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies
Title
Fighting Patton
Title remainder
George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies
Statement of responsibility
Harry Yeide
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness. But no matter the opinion or label attached to his name, few can argue George S. Patton's place as a truly legendary figure in the annals of military history. George S. Patton Jr. was only five years old when he informed his parents he intended to become "a great general." When he learned to read, the first book he bought was a history of decisive battles. In school he was always organizing sham battles. On his honeymoon in France, he took his young bride to historic battlefields and fortresses. Waging war was Patton's passion and all his life he trained himself to fight. Nothing else really mattered to him. Many books have been written about Patton.This is the first to examine the legendary general through the eyes of his enemies, the opposing German commanders. During his ...research through German wartime records, historian and author Harry Yeide has uncovered hundreds of unpublished unit reports, officer accounts, and telephone transcripts to illuminate the German perspective on how and why they lost their battles with Patton's forces. This ...study follows Patton's rise through the ranks in the Mexican Expedition and World War I, as well as his many campaigns throughout World War II, from Tunisia, Sicily and Normandy to Lorraine, the Bulge, and into the heart of Germany
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fighting Patton : George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies, Harry Yeide
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 488-501) and index
Contents
From kid to killer -- All violent on the Western Front -- Between the wars -- The enemy goes to war -- French North Africa: la guerre des trois jours -- Tunisia: Patton tangles with Hitler's legions -- Intermezzo: the brotherhood of Kursk -- Sicily: empty glory -- Bait and wait -- Normandy: Patton returns to war -- Lorraine: Patton faces Germany's best -- Battle of the Bulge: Patton's greatest moment -- Patton flattens Germany's remnants -- A footnote to the panegyric
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 514 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780760341285
Isbn Type
(hardbound with jacket)
Lccn
2011014273
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Fighting Patton : George S. Patton Jr. through the eyes of his enemies, Harry Yeide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 488-501) and index
Contents
From kid to killer -- All violent on the Western Front -- Between the wars -- The enemy goes to war -- French North Africa: la guerre des trois jours -- Tunisia: Patton tangles with Hitler's legions -- Intermezzo: the brotherhood of Kursk -- Sicily: empty glory -- Bait and wait -- Normandy: Patton returns to war -- Lorraine: Patton faces Germany's best -- Battle of the Bulge: Patton's greatest moment -- Patton flattens Germany's remnants -- A footnote to the panegyric
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 514 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780760341285
Isbn Type
(hardbound with jacket)
Lccn
2011014273
Other physical details
ill., maps

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