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Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Brighton Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the Second World War, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany each produced one land-force commander who stood out from the rest: George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. All were arrogant, publicity seeking, and personally flawed, yet each possessed a genius for command and an unrivaled enthusiasm for combat. But their explosive relationships with one another rivaled the pyrotechnics of their tank battles in determining the conduct and outcome of the war. In the first book of its kind, historian Terry Brighton brings all three men “together” against a backdrop of the great armored battles of the war.

Brighton dug through archives in England, Germany, and the United States to find new primary source material and interpretations of how these masters of battle sought the fight, despised the politics, and captured their own glory. Was Patton actually like George C. Scott’s portrayal of him in Patton? Did Monty always steal thunder from Patton? How would the war have ended if Rommel had had more tanks? Brighton tackles these absorbing questions and more in a fascinating book that any student of history will savor.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brighton [moves] into the top rank of general audience military writers with this effervescent, perceptive triple biography.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The author pulls no punches…Very highly recommended.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Foster narrates the stories of these three men…with an energetic performance that is quite nuanced and expressive…[He] allows the listener to completely enjoy the accounts of these amazing warriors.”

    AudioFile

  • “Intelligent, insightful, and perceptive.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Brendan | 2/5/2014

    " This Book is about the heroics of Rommel ,Patton and Montgomery as their egos mingle with each other as the story continues . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Keagan | 1/25/2014

    " Capitalized on a ton of research into the three most famous generals of WWII. Told a the story of the war through their eyes and added new insights into how outcomes were often decided based on the strong personalities of these soldiers. Reaffirmed my belief that Montgomery was a truly awful person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Grey Pierce | 1/18/2014

    " Awesome for military historians. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Ben | 1/17/2014

    " This was a great immersive history lesson, both rich in personality enough to be entertaining, and rigorous in including a variety of interpretations on points of debate, so that you don't feel spoon fed. I am not a WW II buff, but this was even more worthwhile than I hoped. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Brighton

Terry Brighton is a master historian and curator of the Queen’s Royal Lancers Museum. He has also served as an Anglican priest in England, and he is the author of Hell Riders: The True Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade. He lives in England.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”