9780688137953

Patton : The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945

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  • ISBN13:

    9780688137953

  • ISBN10:

    0688137954

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-29
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

This magnificent biography by the world's foremost expert on the life of George S. Patton portrays the many faces of the general with uncompromising insight: the gruff, demanding public front known (and feared) by millions; the sensitive, intellectual visage shown to intimates; and the self-conscious, emotional, religious man only a handful of people ever met. Martin Blumenson deftly explores the life of this American hero, a paradoxical man who inspired others to greatness but who sometimes questioned the greatness within himself. Illustrated with 64 photographs, many from the Patton family archives, Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945 is a dramatic and memorable portrait of a complex American hero, a man called "the greatest combat general of modern times."

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