At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Patton came off as a prima donna both in print and on screen. I don't think anybody else experienced war that way. I suppose military strategists and historians would glean much from his discussions of the logistics and tactics of his various movements and battles. With selected prefatory letters from Patton's earlier ventures in North Africa and Sicily and a powerful concluding retrospective, War As I Knew It is a classic of American military history.
Some of it is fine, but after the 'Bulge' I found it mostly tedious reading. When he stops in Sicily, Patton spends pages admiring the ancient ruins. He also comments some on perceptions about him, such as one point where one of his officers was performing poorly in battle, and rather than sacking him, Patton left him in command, saying even he believed in second chances. A veteran, a West Point graduate, and a general military history enthusiast, and I've never read this. Patton was commissioned in the U.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Early on, in the chapters on Morocco, he spends much time talking about the architecture, the landscape, the trees, the clothing, the customs of the royal leaders, and so on. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Lots of which divi I learned a lot about Patton himself and a lot about the inside details of a war. However, I believe this brief work might join The Killer Angels and Ender's Game and definite rereads.
It's rough and seems to be a hodge-podge of extant materials cobbled together for a quick book profit. Third Army, which under his leadership advanced farther, captured more enemy prisoners, and liberated more territory in less time than any other army in military history. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. D Letters of Instruction -- App. In the first 300 or so pages, you get the history of Patton in his commands, and it concludes with the end of the European War in May, 1945. There is no rest, however from compelling content, so even when the conjecture or the false explanations get bizarre, they never get boring. The Capture of Metz and the Saar Campaign -- 8 November to 8 December 1944: Stuck in The Mud.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. I'm definitely not a Patton fan, but his widow who was instrumental in getting this book published kept some of Patton's more hairbrained ideas out of this work and significantly toned down portrayal of his famous ego. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. I'm more enamored with Patton than ever! The dust jacket is missing. Forcing the Line of the Moselle — 25 September to 7 Novemer 1944 138 The Flood 139 3. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The constant struggle to find enough resources to keep an army going, units, supplies, etc.
Never let the body tell the mind what to do. Random House Publishing Group, 1983. So War as I Knew It was a change of pace for me. Any person with even a passing interest in the second world war should read this book as the mixture of memorable anecdotes and keen observations by Gen. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared.
In other ways, you'll see evidence in the book about how he did speak his mind, including, in one part, saying his chief aim in fighting the Germans wasn't to fight Nazism, but was to deprive the communists from taking Germany, and afterwards all of Western Europe. Second, Patton includes his lessons on war toward the end of his memoirs. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. I had just told Hal that swearing didn't bother me so much when Patton was swearing. While Patton didn't exactly write an autobiography, this book is entirely made up of his journal entries, memoirs, letters home, and copies of orders given. He was very matter-of-fact about things, which surprised me. First, it is interesting to gain a glimpse into the man.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. About this Item: Random House Publishing Group. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. I found all of that very interesting.