The Resource Patton : legendary commander, Martin Blumenson and Kevin Hymel

Patton : legendary commander, Martin Blumenson and Kevin Hymel

Label
Patton : legendary commander
Title
Patton
Title remainder
legendary commander
Statement of responsibility
Martin Blumenson and Kevin Hymel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shortly after World War II, when the Allies interrogated Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, the senior commander who opposed the Allied invasion of France, they asked him to rate the skills of his opponents. He is reputed to have said, "Patton, he was your best."" "Praise for his performance was precisely what George Smith Patton, Jr., had sought all his life. As a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute and West Point, he was already searching for what he called "the undefinable difference" that distinguished a great general from the good ones. He led a mechanized attack in Mexico and a tank battalion during World War I. In World War II he turned American fortunes around in North Africa, chased the Germans out of Sicily, and sparked the breakout and liberation of France. When the Germans attacked the American First Army in the Battle of the Bulge, Patton turned his army north and smashed the German salient. He then drove into the heart of Germany and reached Czechoslovakia by war's end." "Brilliant yet flawed, Patton's leadership style drove himself and his men to acts of bravery and victory. Half uncouth, provincial cowboy and half cultured sophisticate, the man behind the warrior mask was a complex and paradoxical person. He became an icon of the American military leader and the uncompromising individual." --Book Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355/.0092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.P3
LC item number
B545 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Potomac's military profiles
Label
Patton : legendary commander, Martin Blumenson and Kevin Hymel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-108) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family and boyhood -- Virginia Military Institute and West Point -- Mexico and World War I -- The long wait -- North Africa and Sicily -- Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge -- The end of the war and occupation -- His meaning and legacy
Control code
ocn779180386
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 117 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612340678
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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911ec8cb-8676-4815-bbde-bb941975ccce
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b28088645
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)779180386
  • ebsco1612340679
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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