Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny

CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DB998
Released: Nov 23, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598597325
Narrator/s: William Dufris
Publisher: Oasis Audio
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In this memoir, authors Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin reveal why General George S. Patton Jr. was one of the most unfairly maligned leaders in the history of the United States military. Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny reveals the truth behind the man, giving examples of some of Patton's greatest accomplishments and the reasons so many soldiers pledged him their unsurpassed loyalty. Patton came from a family with a strong history of military service, served in World War I, and maintained his intense passion for freedom through World War II to become one of the strongest linchpins in the Allied Forces' victory.

Series: Generals
Genre: History

Professional reviews

"Born in a family of fighting generals and preparing all his life to command troops, George Patton's career exemplifies leadership through preparedness. Patton strove for professional and physical excellence, always leading his men from the van. His greatest fear was to show lack of bravery; his greatest foible was his lack of self-control. Narrator William Dufris improves this excellent biography with his expressive inflections and attention to every phrase. The author has chosen the most revealing incidents from the general's life--for example, an affair with his niece--and Dufris reads in harmony with them to create a memorable and colorful human portrait. He also demonstrates his polyglot skill with the names of French, Italian, and German locations and those of the Allied Forces' military opponents. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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