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War as I knew IT. A Bantam Book, published by arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company. Including these letters, War As I Knew It represents a type of early narrative-one might say of provisional narrative-that had a place in the historiography of the Second World War. TTie present book corresponds, for example, to the memoirs that Jubal A. Early, John B. Hodd, Richard Taylor, and Joseph E. Johnston issued a few years after the collapse of the Southern Confederacy, with the happy difference that Patton had no defeat to excuse, no grievance to vent.

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across western Europe during World War II. First published in 1947, War as I Knew It is an absorbing narrative that draws from. Patton's vivid memories of battle and his detailed diaries, covering the moment the. Third Army exploded onto the Brittany Peninsula to the final Allied casualty report. How To Get Book For Free. Read This First: We offer two ways that you can get this book for free, You can choose the way you. like! You must provide us your shipping information after you complete the survey.

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Moonworm
General Patton's book is excellent, with the one wish that more maps be included which would help the reader follow the military maneuvers more clearly. The other downfall of this "new" printing of the book is the "new" introduction by R. Atkinson. His mindset and writings are an insult to General Patton. The General goes into great detail explaining his viewpoint on numerous subjects (part of what make the book great reading), but in the introduction Atkinson says Patton is wrong, and goes further disagreeing with the opinion and pride Patton had for U.S. fighting forces. R.Atk evidently cannot comprehend the difference between a war of necessity and a political war 20 years later. I would suggest that readers buy an older version of Patton's book, with the original introduction. This older version is available thru Amazon.
Moonworm
General Patton's book is excellent, with the one wish that more maps be included which would help the reader follow the military maneuvers more clearly. The other downfall of this "new" printing of the book is the "new" introduction by R. Atkinson. His mindset and writings are an insult to General Patton. The General goes into great detail explaining his viewpoint on numerous subjects (part of what make the book great reading), but in the introduction Atkinson says Patton is wrong, and goes further disagreeing with the opinion and pride Patton had for U.S. fighting forces. R.Atk evidently cannot comprehend the difference between a war of necessity and a political war 20 years later. I would suggest that readers buy an older version of Patton's book, with the original introduction. This older version is available thru Amazon.
Tekasa
Fantastic! This is a book not only to read, carefully, but to re-read, over and over, and study even more carefully. This man's greatness is captured here, almost as if by Fate or accident, in the very last month's of his life. You can't miss the basic, strong backing philosophy and principles that shine through. For men of principle (and honor, for those who can understand that concept and Gen. Patton's living proof of it), this book is essentially a bible.

Yes, the tactical and military details are excellent. But, thankfully, Patton includes MORE than that, too. To say that his directness and honesty are "refreshing" is an understatement.

You don't get generals like this anymore, in the U.S. of today's PC media climate, political Pentagon, and Washington, D.C.
Tekasa
Fantastic! This is a book not only to read, carefully, but to re-read, over and over, and study even more carefully. This man's greatness is captured here, almost as if by Fate or accident, in the very last month's of his life. You can't miss the basic, strong backing philosophy and principles that shine through. For men of principle (and honor, for those who can understand that concept and Gen. Patton's living proof of it), this book is essentially a bible.

Yes, the tactical and military details are excellent. But, thankfully, Patton includes MORE than that, too. To say that his directness and honesty are "refreshing" is an understatement.

You don't get generals like this anymore, in the U.S. of today's PC media climate, political Pentagon, and Washington, D.C.
Chillhunter
This is an interesting compendium of Patton's diary entries during WW2. The writings have been edited by Patton's widow and his former deputy chief of staff. The problem is that there is no indication what changes or omissions were made to Patton's writings by the editors. There are telltale tense changes that probably crept in during the work of the editors. The book provides a glimpse of General Patton's thinking and though process, but everything is from his point of view.

The book is helpful read as an addition to an objective biography such as the one by Carlo D'Este.
Chillhunter
This is an interesting compendium of Patton's diary entries during WW2. The writings have been edited by Patton's widow and his former deputy chief of staff. The problem is that there is no indication what changes or omissions were made to Patton's writings by the editors. There are telltale tense changes that probably crept in during the work of the editors. The book provides a glimpse of General Patton's thinking and though process, but everything is from his point of view.

The book is helpful read as an addition to an objective biography such as the one by Carlo D'Este.
Sharpmane
I can't believe there isn't one review posted for this book yet. It's a classic by a classic American icon. It's the story of where military strategy meets politics. And like "fighting City Hall" you can't buck the system too long before they run you out of the county. It's also an insight into Patton's style of command and plenty of quotable quotes, worth of the corporate world or the battle field. Patton subjugated by Eisenhower to being a lackey for Montgomery in both operations and Husky and Overlord. In Sicily he prevailed, beating Monty to Messina but his victory shallow by not closing off the Straits of Messina. Marred too by the slapping of two battle fatigued privates in two separate hospitals. Apparently it's ungentlemanly for an officer to strike an enlisted man ever,though quite fine to order them to fight and die... .

Once finally Patton is loose in France,he's confident that he could punch right through to Germany. If only he had the fuel. However Patton now is subordinate to Bradley and Eisenhower. Fuel and ammunition is given to Montgomery's 8th Army to the North and the war drags on... .

A must read for anyone with an eye to what was on GSP's mind. Also recommended is a similar book by his son Brigadier General George Patton. Eerily similar story of how the Military Industrial Complex ultimately did not support the younger Patton as well.
Sharpmane
I can't believe there isn't one review posted for this book yet. It's a classic by a classic American icon. It's the story of where military strategy meets politics. And like "fighting City Hall" you can't buck the system too long before they run you out of the county. It's also an insight into Patton's style of command and plenty of quotable quotes, worth of the corporate world or the battle field. Patton subjugated by Eisenhower to being a lackey for Montgomery in both operations and Husky and Overlord. In Sicily he prevailed, beating Monty to Messina but his victory shallow by not closing off the Straits of Messina. Marred too by the slapping of two battle fatigued privates in two separate hospitals. Apparently it's ungentlemanly for an officer to strike an enlisted man ever,though quite fine to order them to fight and die... .

Once finally Patton is loose in France,he's confident that he could punch right through to Germany. If only he had the fuel. However Patton now is subordinate to Bradley and Eisenhower. Fuel and ammunition is given to Montgomery's 8th Army to the North and the war drags on... .

A must read for anyone with an eye to what was on GSP's mind. Also recommended is a similar book by his son Brigadier General George Patton. Eerily similar story of how the Military Industrial Complex ultimately did not support the younger Patton as well.
hulk
The brilliant military leader and strategist General George S. Patton, Jr., presents his World War 2 autobiography with "War As I Knew It". First published in 1947, this remarkable 425-page book has often been republished (including this review's 1995 paperback).

This extraordinary study recalls the Allies' efforts from its Morocco landing (1942) to victory in Germany (1945) from the Major General's eyewitness 3rd American Army command. General Patton's gives considerable advice through many memorable epigrams:

* "If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself."
* "...the fatalistic teaching of Mohammed and the utter degradation of women is the out standing cause for the arrested development of the Arab."
* "One look is worth a hundred reports."
* "...throughout history, wars had been lost by not crossing rivers..."
* "It is useless to capture an easy place that you can't move from."
* "...one does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit those plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances."
* "...when the American Army had once put its hand to the plow, it should not let go."
* "...as long as you attack them they cannot find the time to plan how to attack you."
* "...every time I had been bitterly disappointed, it worked out for the best."

Patton reveled in attack and "killing Germans". He was determined for Allied victory by mean of his command. He fought battles, argued strategy with fellow generals, toured corpse ridden shell falling battlefields, and pressed his army to victory. He disliked British General Montgomery, had immense respect for Eisenhower, and had profound sympathy for all fallen Allied soldiers. This book presents war-winning strategy.

This book is recommended for all students World War 2 and those interested in the life of General Patton.
hulk
The brilliant military leader and strategist General George S. Patton, Jr., presents his World War 2 autobiography with "War As I Knew It". First published in 1947, this remarkable 425-page book has often been republished (including this review's 1995 paperback).

This extraordinary study recalls the Allies' efforts from its Morocco landing (1942) to victory in Germany (1945) from the Major General's eyewitness 3rd American Army command. General Patton's gives considerable advice through many memorable epigrams:

* "If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself."
* "...the fatalistic teaching of Mohammed and the utter degradation of women is the out standing cause for the arrested development of the Arab."
* "One look is worth a hundred reports."
* "...throughout history, wars had been lost by not crossing rivers..."
* "It is useless to capture an easy place that you can't move from."
* "...one does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit those plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances."
* "...when the American Army had once put its hand to the plow, it should not let go."
* "...as long as you attack them they cannot find the time to plan how to attack you."
* "...every time I had been bitterly disappointed, it worked out for the best."

Patton reveled in attack and "killing Germans". He was determined for Allied victory by mean of his command. He fought battles, argued strategy with fellow generals, toured corpse ridden shell falling battlefields, and pressed his army to victory. He disliked British General Montgomery, had immense respect for Eisenhower, and had profound sympathy for all fallen Allied soldiers. This book presents war-winning strategy.

This book is recommended for all students World War 2 and those interested in the life of General Patton.
Kulwes
George S. Patton, Jr. revolutionized American Armored warfare. He documented WWII from his perspective, and draws us into his personal perspective of what it was like to take part in that bloody war. My Uncle Robert Edwards fought in Patton's Third Army, and recorded many similar scenes. My Uncle, a sergeant, was far below Patton in rank. Yet he occasionally saw his General, and always respected him, and told many stories about him. I feel as though I know both my Uncle and General Patton a little better now. Great book!!!
Kulwes
George S. Patton, Jr. revolutionized American Armored warfare. He documented WWII from his perspective, and draws us into his personal perspective of what it was like to take part in that bloody war. My Uncle Robert Edwards fought in Patton's Third Army, and recorded many similar scenes. My Uncle, a sergeant, was far below Patton in rank. Yet he occasionally saw his General, and always respected him, and told many stories about him. I feel as though I know both my Uncle and General Patton a little better now. Great book!!!