Patton And His Pistols

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Patton And His Pistols

Author : Perry Parke
ISBN : 9780811767385
Genre : History
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Intrigued by hints of “the bigger man” behind the war personality of Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., the Curator of History of the West Point Museum and a former “Army wife” studied and compared innumerable legends and stories about him. The resulting profile is the unvarnished Patton, as the public saw him and as his friends and soldiers knew him. Based solidly on contemporary sources, many of them never before tapped by historians, Patton’s exploited in Mexico, in France in 1918, and during World War II, are strung together by kernels of truth often more startling than the fiction which has surrounded them. One of America’s most famous and controversial generals is depicted through his attitude toward his famous hand guns and uniforms, and the manner in which he reacted to war and to peace. Four pistols are featured in the book, because four pistols were featured in his ife. Sixteen pages of pertinent illustrations, many published for the first time…including the only known photograph of Patton carrying two pistols…accompany the documented narrative. The pistol expert will find detailed appendixes on General Patton’s favorite weapons and their accouterments. Patton and His Pistols is a book for everyone interested in Patton the leader and Patton the man.
Category: History

Patton And His Pistols

Author : Milton F. Perry
ISBN : WISC:89073156663
Genre : Pistols
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"Four pistols are featured in the book because four pistols were featured in his life. Sixteen pages of pertinent illustrations, many published for the first time...including the only known photograph of Patton carrying two pistols...accompany the documented narrative. The pistol expert will find detailed appendices on General Patton's favorite weapons and their accoutrements."
Category: Pistols

Fighting Patton

Author : Harry Yeide
ISBN : 9781627881531
Genre : History
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What was it like to fight against one of the most hard-driving generals in history? 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. Nicknamed 'Old Blood and Guts,' he was also well known for his hard attitude, eccentricities, and controversial outspokenness. But no matter the image or label attached to his name, few will dispute General George S. Patton Jr.'s place as a truly timeless figure in the annals of military history. In Fighting Patton, U.S. international affairs analyst Harry Yeide is the first to examine this legendary leader through the eyes of his enemies: the opposing German commanders of WWII. Featuring hundreds of unpublished unit reports, officer accounts, and telephone transcripts all uncovered during Yeide's extensive exploration of German wartime records - Fighting Patton exposes the German perspective on how and why they lost their battles with Patton's forces. This truly unique narrative 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 the heart of Germany. The result is a fresh, fascinating, and beautifully illustrated take on one of the most storied figures of twentieth-century warfare.
Category: History


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ISBN : SRLF:D0001604842
Genre : Armored vehicles, Military
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The magazine of mobile warfare.
Category: Armored vehicles, Military


Author : Francis Ford Coppola
ISBN : PSU:000015946232
Genre : Motion picture plays
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211521286
Genre : Military art and science
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Patton The Man Behind The Legend 1885 1945

Author : Martin Blumenson
ISBN : PSU:000026217345
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Otto C. Lightner
ISBN : UOM:39015056101721
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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Author : Martin Blumenson
ISBN : IND:30000122502333
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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, ôPatton, he was your best.ö 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 ôthe undefinable differenceö 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 warÆs end. Brilliant yet flawed, PattonÆs 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Adult Catalog Subjects

Author : Los Angeles County Public Library
ISBN : UOM:39015036805557
Genre : Library catalogs
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Warren Commission Complete Investigation Commission S Report

Author : President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy - U.S. Government
ISBN : EAN:4057664103444
Genre : Social Science
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The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson through Executive Order 11130 on November 29, 1963 to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy that had taken place on November 22, 1963. This book includes the Commission's report, which was based on the investigation, as well as all the supporting documents collected during the investigation, and the testimony or depositions of 552 witnesses.
Category: Social Science

George Patton

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ISBN : PSU:000032970357
Genre : Generals
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Patton S Principles

Author : Porter B. Williamson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021845263
Genre : History
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