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Patton : a biography

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Great generals series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the iconic American general as a controversial tactician whose methods and legacy still evoke heated debates, in an account that evaluates his military innovations and contributions to preparing America's first generation of desert soldiers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Biographies
Named Person: George S Patton; George S Patton; George S (Soldat Patton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 1403971390 9781403971395
OCLC Number: 61109586
Description: x, 205 pages, [8] pages of plates : photographs, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Great generals series.
Responsibility: Alan Axelrod.
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