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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: December 2009 ISBN: 9781400184972
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • “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 Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/14/2014

    " It had interesting character stories. It wasn't just about each generals service in World War II. Also attempted to be unbiased and presented opinions contrary to the authors. The author explained why he didn't believe them; i.e. that Montgomery was a homosexual. (Reasoning: he was just British.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugo | 1/10/2014

    " Easy read. Author gives a honest depiction of all Generals involved;the good the bad and the ugly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Novak-delaurell | 1/5/2014

    " I found this to be a fascinating comparison of three of the most well know commanders in WWII. If you are interested at all in the armor battles, this should be on your reading list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 12/14/2013

    " alot of good reading here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 12/11/2013

    " A good read, I uncovered a few bits of trivia I hadn't learned. Since these are three very deeply covered generals, there wasn't much that I expected to find. It does a very good job of not showing bias towards the Patton-Montgomery feud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 9/8/2013

    " This is a well written account of the development of three great leaders pre World War II and during World War II. The author takes you through each leaders point of view as the war progressedo on. This is a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen | 6/23/2013

    " This is a good introductory book on the above three. Quick, easy read. Three gigantic egos. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexander Soo | 5/25/2013

    " Totally COOL! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 1/22/2013

    " Very interesting book about three genuine prima donas. Amazingly, Rommel was my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Powers | 10/24/2012

    " Excellent story of three very different, but strong WWII military leaders and how their paths interspersed. Always a big fan of Patton and Rommel & confirmed why I was never a fan of Montgomery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Vanbibber | 9/6/2012

    " Very interesting side-by-side comparisons of Patton, Montgomery, and Rommel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Whitaker | 12/9/2011

    " A compelling look into the lives of the three most powerful battlefield commanders in WWII. As a history buff I was surprised to find some new facts about these three iconic figures of a war that made America a "Superpower". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 7/31/2011

    " Had a road trip to Bisbee and listened to this on the way. It is amazing to me that even though I know how everything turned out, the personalities involved are still so compelling. I find Rommel particularly interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 6/18/2011

    " The author liked Patton and Rommel and despised Montgomery. If you know anything about Montgomery it is easy to see why. This was entertaining but there wasn't too much that I hadn't read before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugo | 4/25/2011

    " Easy read. Author gives a honest depiction of all Generals involved;the good the bad and the ugly. "

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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.”