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Patton (Library Edition)

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Patton (Library Edition) :  The Pursuit of Destiny

Series: The Generals  
Author: Agostino Von Hassell 

He was a harsh taskmaster who comforted dying soldiers and quietly commended their valor. A crusty, often foulmouthed commander who wrote tender letters home to the love of his life. Gen. George S. Patton Jr. comes to life in this audio as one of the most colorful, enigmatic, and unfairly maligned leaders in U.S. military history. Often caricatured—as in the big-screen biopic, Patton—the general was a complex blend of battle-tested strengths and nearly fatal personal flaws. Without varnishing over his shortcomings, Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny shatters myths and builds a compelling case for a deeper appreciation of the man who inspired unsurpassed loyalty and admiration from the soldiers who served under him. Destined for an outsized life, Patton parlayed his family’s deep military roots, his World War I experiences, his Olympic exploits, and his passion for freedom to become one of the linchpins of Allied victory in World War II. Review:   

"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. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

Publisher: Oasis Audio 
ISBN: 9781609811662
Publication Date: 20100907

Subject: HIS027000-HISTORY / Military / General,

About The Author:

Agostino von Hassell spent his formative years in the United States, studying European History at Columbia University, graduating with a B.A. in 1974. He then attended Columbia Journalism School, graduating with awards in 1975. He is the president of The Repton Group LLC. Hassell has extensive expertise in national security matters, high-level investigations around the globe, terrorism and military issues and global trade problems.

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