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History for Kids: An Illustrated Biography of George Patton for Children

Narrated by: Tracey Norman
Length: 31 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
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Perfect for ages 7-10.

In Charles River Editors History for Kids series, your children can learn about history's most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kids' attention all the way to the end.

Rommel, Guderian, Liddell-Hart, and JFC Fuller: early exponents and practitioners of armored warfare. These tactics were to break the stalemate that had characterized World War I. Advocates of the tank and, above all, speed, it was their ideas which decimated Saddam Husseins forces in the 1990 Gulf War. But among the proponents and practitioners of armored warfare, the brash, bold, arrogant, and eccentric George S. Patton remains the worlds greatest armored commander by the one yardstick that really counts: the battlefield. In 1944-45, Patton's Third Army raced across Northern Europe, covering more ground and destroying more enemy resources than any other equivalent force in history.

Patton is one of Americas most celebrated generals and one of the most famous generals of the 20th century, but his story has its origins in the form of a shy, dyslexic boy who could cry uncontrollably and who viewed his own emotional intelligence as unmanly. Patton was a fascinating, complicated, and controversial man whose life story ranges between genius, folly, and tragedy, with absolute determination the one constant theme. He was also a man constantly on the move, whether it was as an Olympic athlete or as one of the first American soldiers to work with tanks in World War I, but his life's work truly went toward revolutionizing warfare on and off the battlefield.

Between the two World Wars, he wrote at length about mechanized warfare and tactics, and during the Second World War, he worked his way up colorfully, controversially, and capably, all of which made him more conspicuous during the war. Patton's shocking death just a few months after the war ended ensured that the general died at the height of his fame and would always be remembered for his legendary attitude and exploits.

History for Kids: An Illustrated Biography of George Patton for Children profiles the amazing life and career of the American war hero, while also examining his personality and analyzing his lasting legacy. Your kids will learn about Patton like never before.

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