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Patton : [a biography]

Autore: Alan Axelrod; Wesley K Clark; Brian Emerson
Editore: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audiobooks, ℗2006.
Serie: Great generals series.
Edizione/Formato:   Audiolibro su CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II; an  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Audiobooks
Biography
Military history
Persona incaricata: George S Patton; George S Patton
Tipo materiale: Biography, Audio libro, ecc.
Tipo documento: Sound Recording
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alan Axelrod; Wesley K Clark; Brian Emerson
ISBN: 078617241X 9780786172412
Numero OCLC: 69326865
Note: Compact disc.
Subtitle from container.
Interprete(i): Read by Brian Emerson.
Descrizione: 6 audio discs (7.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contenuti: Introduction: Command and controversy --
To the Army born --
Cadet, soldier, athlete, swordsman --
In pursuit of Pancho Villa --
The Great War and the new weapon --
At war with peace --
Restless mentor --
From African defeat to African victory --
Conqueror of Sicily --
The slap heard 'round the world --
In England --
Warrior --
90 degrees to the north --
The final advance --
The Patton problem and the Patton legacy.
Titolo della serie: Great generals series.
Responsabilità: Alan Axelrod ; foreword by series editor Wesley K. Clark.

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"George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic military tradition, he nevertheless pulled a reluctant American military into the most advanced realms of highly mobile armored warfare. An autocratic snob, Patton created unparalleled rapport and loyalty with the lowliest private in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the only racially integrated U.S. military unit in World War II; an exuberantly profane man, he prayed daily and believed God had destined him for military greatness; a profoundly insecure individual, he made his Third Army the most self-confident and consistently victorious fighting force in the European theater. From Patton's boyhood battling dyslexia and becoming an avid reader, to his leadership strategies that modernized the U.S. army, Alan Axelrod delivers a fascinating account of Patton's fascinating life and legacy"--Publisher's web site.

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