Patton by Alan Axelrod
A Biography (Great Generals)

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George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II; an exuberantly profane man, he prayed daily and believed God had destined him for military greatness; a profoundly insecure individual, he made his Third Army the most self-confident and consistently victorious fighting force in the European theater. From Patton's boyhood battling dyslexia and becoming an avid reader, to his leadership strategies that modernized the U.S. army, Alan Axelrod delivers a fascinating account of Patton's life and legacy.

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Alan Axelrod is the author of the BusinessWeek bestseller Patton on Leadership and many books on American and military history, including Encyclopedia of Wars, America’s Wars, and The Macmillan Dictionary of Military Biography. He and his work have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fortune, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and many newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and USA Today.
Published January 6, 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, War, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Patton was a walking contradiction: a pious man who cursed like a sailor, a man who knew peace through war and warred with himself in times of peace and a man who projected confidence while enduring excruciating bouts of self-doubt.

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While most of us knew Patton as a brash tank commander who stormed across France and later skillfully maneuvered a large group of forces to relieve the US 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne, the author succeeded in telling a side of Patton that was a little less understood For example, it was u...

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