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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agostino Von Hassell, Ed Breslin Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Generals Series Release Date:
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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.

General George S. Patton Jr. comes to life in these pages as one of the most colorful, enigmatic, and unfairly maligned leaders in US 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.

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  • “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.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tara | 3/5/2013

    " Both excellent, excellent books. Very easy to read. "

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    " history made interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joanie | 5/29/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this optimistic yet realistic look at American history. These books read like novels and don't muck-rake through history to make them more "readable". It was a good overview of American history without getting bogged down in detail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bryan | 11/15/2011

    " These two books are an excellent survey of the positive history of the United States--the noble and good things that have been accomplished and are aggressively ignored by the media and today's academics. "

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About the Author

Agostino von Hassell earned degrees in European History and Journalism at Columbia University. He is the president of the Repton Group and has expertise in national security matters, high-level investigations around the globe, terrorism, and military issues and global trade problems.