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Patton Audiobook

Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945

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Publisher's Summary

In paying final tribute to his Third Army commander, General Eisenhower said: "He was one of those men born to be a soldier...whose gallantry and dramatic personality inspired all he commanded to great deeds of valor." This detailed and persuasive study by the author of The Patton Papers was described by Patton's daughter Ruth as "an extraordinary book". It is widely considered the best biography ever written of the General, an American hero as compelling as he was complex.

©1985 by Martin Blumenson; (P)1990 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"A gem of a biography...No previous work on Patton can match it." (Stephen E. Ambrose)
"Blumenson makes [clear]... the contradictory elements in his character that caused him at times to be outrageously impossible but made him a winning commander." (Forrest Pogue)

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    Trevor M. 08-03-16
    Trevor M. 08-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    terrible quality recording. I did not like the style or voice of the narrator. loved the story but could have used a lot more detail.

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    Coramdeo540 04-29-16
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    "A Wonderful Book worth listening to!"

    Patton really was our Greatest General his leadership should be emulated in Business as well

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    Mike 04-19-16
    Mike 04-19-16
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    "poorly written"

    Book was poorly written, struggled to get through it, narrator was fine, but book dragged on and offered little insight into the man.

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    Kathleen 11-30-14
    Kathleen 11-30-14
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    If you could sum up Patton in three words, what would they be?

    I learned a lot about this person. It gave me insight to him as a person.


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    JURANDYR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 01-01-14
    JURANDYR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 01-01-14
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    "Dou you want to know Patton? This is the place."
    What made the experience of listening to Patton the most enjoyable?

    The story itself. This is a hero at the fullest extention of the word, loaded with great deeds as well as deep downfalls. One might even think this to be a carefully crafeted work of fiction. Because it did hapen, Patton's life soars above any myth. He was a living myth.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Patton?

    His notes and letters, where he expressed his focused drive to become famous, his view on military tactics, and the role and attributes of a true leader.


    What about William Lavelle’s performance did you like?

    Clear voice, as well adequate emmotional rendering where applicable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely!e


    Any additional comments?

    Some small parts of the recording are damaged. It would be great having them fixed.

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    Charles E. Gannon 01-02-12
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    "Single best biography of Patton"
    What did you love best about Patton?

    Concise and informative.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What's not to like about Patton's story. In this case, well told.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The WWII years.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


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    Danny Fisher Alcoa, TN USA 12-12-11
    Danny Fisher Alcoa, TN USA 12-12-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Magnificent!!!"
    Would you listen to Patton again? Why?

    The panoramic storytelling is breathtaking. This is a fascinating narrative about the life of a truly great man.


    What other book might you compare Patton to and why?

    Shelby Foote's Civil War A Narrative


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me proud to be an American and also further appreciate our greatest generation.


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    Alan Santa Clara, UT, USA 08-24-05
    Alan Santa Clara, UT, USA 08-24-05
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    "Very indepth and well written"

    Very complete book about Patton, painted with a very realistic picture of who he was, both good and bad. I found it inspiring, especially as a fan of the man.

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    Richard 07-01-04
    Richard 07-01-04

    Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.

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    "An excelletn book about a man larger than life"

    A must-read for anyone who wants to know greatness, humility and genius all wrapped in one person.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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