Alan Axelrod delivers a fascinating account of Patton's fascinating life and legacy.
This book is one of a series on great generals.
©2006 Alan Axelrod; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Axelrod has captured Patton's checkered legacy in a balanced biography." (Publishers Weekly)
Business Physicist and Astronomer
I've had this book for a long time but couldn't get the time to read to read it. I was pleased to find the audio version.
I really liked this book because it gives a lot of interesting detail but not too much. I read Truman and really don't like biographies that start out 4 generations before the main character is born. This book is very well balanced in detail and treatment of Patton.
The reader has a very odd, sometimes very annoying inflection. You have to really listen because sentences are oddly joined by the reader.
Highly recommend but I'll watch for this reader in the future.
At times the book seemed to serve the purpose to tell the story of Patton, and at others it seemed to have more of a purpose to undermine Patton and his character and find fault his tactics and approach to situations. I did enjoy the historical aspects, but it seemed as though the author was out to subtly discredit the man.
I recnetly purchased a book on Patton. It was boring due to the author's desire to include every "new" detail ferreted out from correspondence, etc. This book provides a well paced narrative. I loved it. Ron
The author does a wonderful job of telling the tale of Patton, which is read wonderfully by the narrator. An objective look at one of the US's most brilliant generals.
This is a good book if you're looking for a brief synopsis of Patton's life. I found the book a bit hollow and would have liked a more in-depth account of his life and military campaigns.
He really was a piece of work. However, as with all those who believe with all their being, it is not difficult to admire their tenacity and unbending commitment to what they believe in so passionately. Patton's life was extraordinary though perhaps a bit over embellished.
Paul in Boston
At West Point he had "no real friends". This statement along with many others goes unexplored.
A bio of facts and dates - No more.
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