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A Genius for War By Carlo D'Este

A Genius for War
by Carlo D'Este

An attempt to reveal the real man behind the myth of General George S. Patton as a swashbuckling, brash, profane, impetuous soldier. With access to Patton's private and public papers, the author shows the man as a student of history, a writer of poetry, a man who trained himself for greatness.
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A Genius for War: Life of General George S.Patton by Carlo D'Este

Our vision of Patton - one of America's most charismatic and successful generals - has largely been formed by the popular film "Patton" released in 1970. Patton is portrayed as a swashbuckling, brash, profane, impetuous soldier who wore ivory-handled revolvers into battle and slapped hospitalized soldiers around the face. Behind this facade lay a very different, contradictory personality, an intensely private man, a devoted student of history, a writer of poetry, a man very unsure about his own abilities, humble, who could burst into tears quite unexpectedly. He trained himself for greatness with a determination matched, perhaps, by no other general in the 20th century. With access to Patton's private and public papers, Carlo D'este attempts to reveal the real Patton.

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GOR003348097
A Genius for War: Life of General George S.Patton by Carlo D'Este
Carlo D'Este
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1995-11-23
720
0002158825
9780002158824
N/A
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