The Resource General Patton : a soldier's life, Stanley P. Hirshson

General Patton : a soldier's life, Stanley P. Hirshson

Label
General Patton : a soldier's life
Title
General Patton
Title remainder
a soldier's life
Statement of responsibility
Stanley P. Hirshson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "General George S. Patton, Jr., and inspirational leader and outstanding tactician, has intrigued and confounded his biographers. Now, utilizing untapped archival materials in both the United States and England, government documents, family papers, and oral histories, Stanley P. Hirshson creates the most balanced portrait of Patton ever written. It reveals Patton as a complex soldier capable of brilliant military maneuvers but also of inspiring his troops with fiery speeches that resulted in horrendous acts, such as the massacres of Italian civilians. It explains Patton's belief in a soldier's Valhalla, connects the family's wealth to one of America's bitterest labor strikes, and disputes the usual interpretation of Patton's relief from command of the Third Army."
  • "In investigating this complex man, Hirshson has uncovered surprising material about a series of civilian massacres in Sicily, about the two slapping incidents, about attempts to exploit Patton's diary after his death, and about Patton's relations with top Allied generals. Patton emerges as a soldier of great imagination and courage, and his military campaigns make for edge-of-the-seat reading. All the drama of Patton's life comes alive in this meticuously documented volume."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 355/.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.P3
LC item number
H57 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
General Patton : a soldier's life, Stanley P. Hirshson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [709]-798) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000024986368
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxii, 826 p.
Isbn
9780060009830
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23074917
System control number
  • ms23074917
  • (OCoLC)54002027

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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