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Patton: Genius for War by Carlo D’Este (Author)


Patton: A Genius for War is a full-fledged portrait of an extraordinary American that reveals the complex and contradictory personality that lay behind the swashbuckling and brash facade. According to Publishers Weekly, the result is “a major biography of a major American military figure.”

“This massive work is biography at its very best. Literate and meaty, incisive and balanced, detailed without being pedantic. Mr. D’Este’s Patton takes its rightful place as the definitive biography of this American warrior.” –Calvin L. Christman, Dallas Morning News

“D’Este tells this story well, and gives us a new understanding of this great and troubled man.”-The Wall Street Journal
“An instant classic.” –Douglas Brinkley, director, Eisenhower Center

This must rate high, in my opinion, as one of the best & all inclusive biographies of one of the brashest, enigmatic figures in our history! The man lived for war and was always prepared to die for his country, but in his words, “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”


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