©1985 by Martin Blumenson; (P)1990 by Blackstone Audiobooks
"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)
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.
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.
Clear voice, as well adequate emmotional rendering where applicable.
Some small parts of the recording are damaged. It would be great having them fixed.
Concise and informative.
What's not to like about Patton's story. In this case, well told.
The WWII years.
The panoramic storytelling is breathtaking. This is a fascinating narrative about the life of a truly great man.
Shelby Foote's Civil War A Narrative
It made me proud to be an American and also further appreciate our greatest generation.
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.
Biomedical entrepreneur. Lifelong Libertarian. Yoga enthusiast.
A must-read for anyone who wants to know greatness, humility and genius all wrapped in one person.
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