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Author: Martin Blumenson
ISBN: 068806082X
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Pages 320 pages
Publisher William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (November 1, 1985)
Language English
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 318
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by Martin Blumenson


This book focuses on Patton the man and not all of his actions, and at times is a bit fawning.

This book focuses on Patton the man and not all of his actions, and at times is a bit fawning. Serious readers looking for an in-depth biography of General Patton or a reference should turn to D'Este's excellent biography, but general readers looking for a shorter treatment (less than 300 pages of text) should enjoy this excellent book. This item: Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

A re-creation of the life and career of this army general that uses liberal quotes from Patton and his family

A re-creation of the life and career of this army general that uses liberal quotes from Patton and his family. An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals.

Maps on lining papers. Bibliography: p. 310. Includes index. A re-creation of the life and career of this army general that uses liberal quotes from Patton and his family.

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Martin Blumenson (8 November 1918 – 15 April 2005) was an American military historian who served as a. .His works on Patton, The Patton Papers and Patton: The Man behind the Legend, 1885–1945 were acclaimed. Blumenson's final work was published in 2001.

Martin Blumenson (8 November 1918 – 15 April 2005) was an American military historian who served as a historical officer with the Third and Seventh Armies in World War II and later became a prolific author. His works included an authoritative biography of General George S. Patton. Blumenson's final work was published in 2001

Martin Blumenson (8 November 1918–15 April 2005) was an American military historian who served as a historical officer with the Third and Seventh Armies in World War II.Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885–1945. The Patton Papers: 1940–1945.

Martin Blumenson (8 November 1918–15 April 2005) was an American military historian who served as a historical officer with the Third and Seventh Armies in World War II and later became a prolific author. Born in New York City, Blumenson studied at Bucknell University and Harvard University, earning master's degrees from both by 1942. Sicily, Whose Victory?

Martin Blumenson (1918–2005) was an American military historian who served as a historical officer with the . Masters of the art of command. The Patton Papers: 1940-1945.

Martin Blumenson (1918–2005) was an American military historian who served as a historical officer with the . Third and Seventh Armies in World War II and later became a prolific author whose works included an authoritative biography of General George S. Sicily, whose victory?

An incisive study of General George Patton probes the sensitivity, emotionality, and insecurities that were concealed behind the public facade of a macho military man and that also produced one of the world's greatest generals
Enditaling
Blumenson, who served as staff historian for Patton's Third Army, wrote a interesting biography of Patton focusing on the man himself instead of the battle he fought in. While he does cover some of the battle Patton was involved in, though not in detail, he speaks more to the person Patton was and how the man was formed. Suffering from dyslexia and ADHD Patton pushed himself to overcome personal handicaps and become what the Germans he fought against considered the greatest American general. Driven, somewhat mentally unstable, insecure, a product of his ancestors, Patton was a product of his times, a reflection of the country as it was at the time. Blumenson wrote a very readable, interesting story about a complex and ultimately tragic figure.
Otrytrerl
For readers who want a top-notch biography of Patton without committing to an 800-page or 1000-page tome, this is the book. Blumenson makes excellent use of Patton's personal letters, especially those to Patton's wife, to reveal the human side of his tough-as-nails persona. Patton with nervous indigestion? Patton feeling worthless and inferior? Who would have guessed! Highly recommended for those interested in historic figures and military history, but who don't want to get bogged down in minutae such as detailed battlefield tactics. This book focuses on the man, as it should, and not so much on the wars that made his career. That being said, my only complaint is that for the chapters about actual warfare the book could have used some basic maps of North Africa and Western Europe, especially France, showing the route of Patton's advances and major battles. I sometimes felt lost as Patton rolled through one village after another to attack the enemy.
HeonIc
Good, solid book well-written. "Just (most of) the facts, ma'am". Fairly dry account of an enormously driven and focussed man. From a young age, he worked to be a winning military commander on the field of battle. Despite many setbacks and lifelong self-doubt, he succeeded. (The movie 'Patton' shows only the top of the tip of the iceberg).
Leniga
Martin Blumenson's "Patton: The Man Behind the Legend, 1885-1945" is an insightful, succinct biography of the most famous American general of the twentieth century. Much shorter than Carlo D'Este's "Patton: A Genius for War," this book would make a good introduction to Patton for the general or casual reader.

Focusing more on the man Patton than his actions, Blumenson's biography is very insightful and provides both a description and analysis of Patton and his actions. He works hard to explain why Patton acted as he did and to fully uncover the private Patton.

However, this is not a full, definitive biography of Patton and leaves out many details of his life. For example, Patton's role in the firing of Terry Allen, a very controversial move, merited about one sentence. While the book is filled with many nice pictures, there are no maps to help illustrate Patton's military campaigns.

This book focuses on Patton the man and not all of his actions, and at times is a bit fawning. Serious readers looking for an in-depth biography of General Patton or a reference should turn to D'Este's excellent biography, but general readers looking for a shorter treatment (less than 300 pages of text) should enjoy this excellent book.
Gralmeena
This book was very good. Much better than O'Reilly's book.
White_Nigga
This is a good book, but a bit short. Reads fast and there are a lot of photos. If you're interested in WW2 or even the involvement of the U.S. during WW1, this can be interesting. If you just like a good story, it's also good.
Vivados
I have read a number of Patton biographies. This had nothing new and was rather short. Good for someone just beginning to take an interest in this great soldier's life.
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