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Patterson, Robert Porter 1891-1952

Overview
Works: 128 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 2,649 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Biography  Variety shows (Radio programs)  Radio news programs  Radio comedies  Radio specials  Popular music radio programs  Radio station identifications  Sports radio news programs 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: D769.2, 940.541273
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Porter Patterson
History of the 306th Infantry by 306th Infantry Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To amend the act entitled "Authorizing the designation of Army mail clerks and assistant Army mail clerks" and for other purposes (H.R. 2339) by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selective service and the college student by Robert Porter Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To provide military status for women who served overseas with the Army of the United States during World War I (H.R. 471) by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial research and national defense by Robert Porter Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World War I memoirs of Robert P. Patterson : a captain in the Great War by Robert Porter Patterson( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV><P><BR>"This memoir illuminates key aspects of the war experience: the enthusiasm for fighting, tensions with officers, tedium with regard to noncombatant work, the variety of trench experiences, the sharp learning curve that the army underwent on the ground, and the confusing nature of combat for ground troops. As the centennial of the war approaches this well-annotated memoir that connects Patterson's individual experiences to the larger U.S. experience of the war will appeal to general readers and specialists alike." -Jennifer D. Keene, author of <I>World War I: The American Soldier Experience</I><BR><BR>A journalist once called Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson "the toughest man in Washington" for his fervid efforts in managing U.S. mobilization in World War II. <I>The World War I Memoirs of Robert P. Patterson: A Captain in the Great War</I> recounts Patterson's own formative military experiences in the First World War.<BR>Written in the years following the conflict, this is a remarkable rendering of what it was like to be an infantry line officer during the so-called Great War. Patterson started his military career as a twenty-seven-year-old, barely-trained captain in the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.). He was part of the 306th Infantry Regiment of New York's famous 77th "Statue of Liberty" Division from July to November 1918. In this detailed account, Patterson describes in understated yet vivid prose just how raw and unprepared American soldiers were for the titanic battles on the Western Front. Patterson downplays his near-death experience in a fierce firefight that earned him and several of his men from Company F the Distinguished Service Cross. His depiction of the brutal Meuse-Argonne battle is haunting-the drenching cold rains, the omnipresent barbed wire, deep fog-filled ravines, the sweet stench of mustard gas, chattering German machine-guns, crashing artillery shells, and even a rare hot meal to be savored.</P><P><BR>Dealing with more than just combat, Patterson writes of the friendships and camaraderie among the officers and soldiers of different ethnic and class backgrounds who made up the "melting pot division" of the 77th. He betrays little of the postwar disillusionment that afflicted some members of the "Lost Generation."Editor J. Garry Clifford's introduction places Patterson and his actions in historical context and illuminates how Patterson applied lessons learned from the GreatWar to his later service as assistant secretary, under secretary, and secretary of war from 1940 to 1947.</P><P><BR>J. Garry Clifford, a professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, is the coauthor of <I>America Ascendant: American Foreign Relations since 1939</I> and <I>The First Peacetime Draft, </I>as well as the coeditor of <I>Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals.<BR></I><BR><BR><BR><BR></P></DIV>
The Army reports to industry : an address made by the Honorable Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of War, to leaders of war industries by Robert Porter Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized crime and law enforcement by American Bar Association( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panhandle eastern pipe line company, petitioner by Robert Porter Patterson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certificate of marriage ; private will ; political testament by Adolf Hitler( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern California WPA Operatic Chorus with Orchestra by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1941 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long Island Rail Road Commission : preliminary draft of report to Hon. Thomas E. Dewey for consideration, Janaury 23, 1951 by Robert Porter Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is constitutionalism obsolete? by Joseph B Board( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[NBC's fifteenth anniversary party. [NBC's fifteenth anniversary party( Recording )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part 5: David Sarnoff speaks about the history of NBC. Niles Trammell, president of NBC, speaks about the democratic importance of a free and unrestricted radio company with a note that NBC is no longer allowed to broadcast in Berlin. He also gives a general update on the status of NBC radio broadcast
[NBC's fifteenth anniversary party. [NBC's fifteenth anniversary party( Recording )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reduction in force by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pamphlet describes regulations regarding civilian employees leaving the service of the War Department
Arming the nation for war : mobilization, supply, and the American war effort in World War II by Robert Porter Patterson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decorated World War I veteran, Federal Judge Robert P. Patterson knew all too well the needs of soldiers on the battlefield. He was thus dismayed by America's lack of military preparedness when a second great war engulfed Europe in 1939--40. With the international crisis worsening, Patterson even resumed military training--as a forty-nine-yearold private--before being named assistant secretary of war in July 1940. That appointment set the stage for Patterson's central role in the country's massive mobilization and supply effort which helped the Allies win World War II. In Arming the Nation for War, a previously unpublished account long buried among the late author's papers and originally marked confidential, Patterson describes the vast challenges the United States faced as it had to equip, in a desperately short time, a fighting force capable of confronting a formidable enemy. Brimming with data and detail, the book also abounds with deep insights into the myriad problems encountered on the domestic mobilization front--including the sometimes divergent interests of wartime planners and industrial leaders--along with the logistical difficulties of supplying far-flung theaters of war with everything from ships, planes, and tanks to food and medicine. Determined to remind his contemporaries of how narrow the Allied margin of victory was and that the war's lessons not be forgotten, Patterson clearly intended the manuscript (which he wrote between 1945 and '47, when he was President Truman's secretary of war) to contribute to the postwar debates on the future of the military establishment. That passage of the National Security Act of 1947, to which Patterson was a key contributor, answered many of his concerns may explain why he never published the book during his lifetime. A unique document offering an insider's view of a watershed historical moment, Patterson's text is complemented by editor Brian Waddell's extensive introduction and notes. In addition, Robert M. Morgenthau, former Manhattan district attorney and a protégé of Patterson's for four years prior to the latter's death in a 1952 plane crash, offers a heartfelt remembrance of a man the New York Herald-Tribune called "an example of the public-spirited citizen." Brian Waddell, an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut, is the author of The War Against the New Deal: World War II and American Democracy and Toward the National Security State: Civil-Military Relations during World War II
The World War I Memoirs of Robert P. Patterson : a Captain in the Great War by Gary J Clifford( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

& Ldquo;This memoir illuminates key aspects of the war experience: the enthusiasm for fighting, tensions with officers, tedium with regard to noncombatant work, the variety of trench experiences, the sharp learning curve that the army underwent on the ground, and the confusing nature of combat for ground troops. As the centennial of the war approaches this well-annotated memoir that connects Patterson & rsquo;s individual experiences to the larger U.S. experience of the war will appeal to general readers and specialists alike. & rdquo; & mdash;Jennifer D. Keene, author of World War I: The Am
 
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Alternative Names
Patterson, Robert P.

Robert P. Patterson Amerikaans advocaat (1891-1952)

Robert P. Patterson politicien américain

Robert P. Patterson US-amerikanischer Jurist und Politiker

Robert Porter Patterson politico statunitense

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