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Hitler's forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle of the Bulge. So far, the US soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers and even a panzer onslaught, but as their ammunition dwindled, the weary paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle - a miracle in the form of General George S. Patton and his Third Army.
More than a hundred miles away, Patton, ordered to race his men to Bastogne, was already putting in motion the most crucial charge of his career. Tapped to spearhead his counterstrike against the Wehrmacht was the Fourth Armored Division, a bloodied but experienced unit that had fought and slogged its way across France. But blazing a trail into Belgium meant going up against some of the best infantry and tank units in the German Army. Failure to reach Bastogne in time could result in the overrunning of the 101st - a catastrophic defeat that could turn the tide of the war and secure victory for the Nazis.
In Patton at the Battle of the Bulge, Army veteran and historian Leo Barron explores one of the most famous yet little understood clashes of the war, a vitally important chapter in one of history's biggest battles.
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By Michael on 01-14-15
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The book could have discussed General Patton's challenges during this battle.
What could Leo Barron have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Don't try to sell a book by putting a popular generals name on the cover!
Would you be willing to try another one of Tom Weiner’s performances?
Narration was fine.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The book should have been from the German point of view.
Any additional comments?
I enjoy history book and especially books on WWII but was a little frustrated with this one, since the title of the book says it is about General Patton. The story spends all its time discussing German troop movements! I will be very careful about buying books that claim there about General Patton in the future.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Amazon Customer on 04-23-15
Patton at The Battle of The Bulge - Really? No way! This is a very wordy prattle of inconsequential statistics. So wordy that I'm stunned that the size, type, weight, and number of snowflakes in and around the Battle of The Bulge were not included. I had a very hard time listening to this endless collection of irrelevance. This hodgepodge is NOT about George Patton at The Battle of The Bulge. That name was hijacked to stir interest for the bottom line, money. Your money.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful