Subtitle: The Making Of America's Greatest General Author: Alan Axelrod Publisher: Lyons Press (2010) ISBN-10: 0762761318 ISBN-13: 9780762761319 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 287 Dimensions: 21.5 x 14 x 2 cm
Weight: 0.36 kg
In nine months and eight days of campaigning during World War II, The Third United States Army of George S, Patton Jr. moved faster and farther, killed or captured more of the enemy, and liberated more cities, town, and villages than any other army in World War II. In Patton's Drive, acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod tells the story of how a young man who, in the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, was 'born to be a soldier', became a modern American general and one of the greatest field commanders of the twentieth century. Beginning with a dramatic account of Patton's magnificent drive across Europe during World War II, Axlerod looks back to the decades before the war and traces the trajectory that revealed the commander's fighting destiny. In a refreshingly clear, colloquial voice, Axlerod leads us through the determining episodes of Patton's life and the results they produced, weaving a story rich with new insights; absorbing as a great novel, but one in which history truly comes alive.