• by Martin Blumenson
  • Narrated by William Lavelle
  • 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In paying final tribute to his Third Army commander, General Eisenhower said: "He was one of those men born to be a soldier...whose gallantry and dramatic personality inspired all he commanded to great deeds of valor." This detailed and persuasive study by the author of The Patton Papers was described by Patton's daughter Ruth as "an extraordinary book". It is widely considered the best biography ever written of the General, an American hero as compelling as he was complex.


What the Critics Say

"A gem of a biography...No previous work on Patton can match it." (Stephen E. Ambrose)
"Blumenson makes [clear]... the contradictory elements in his character that caused him at times to be outrageously impossible but made him a winning commander." (Forrest Pogue)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Patton the man

I liked this book because it gives a picture of the whole personality of the man as well as his family history, etc. It's a fascinating book. It "listens well" and my husband and I could hardly wait to get to the next disk.
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- Ann

Good insight into Patton (but poor audio)

Good listen if you want to know more about Patton the man.

As others have noted, the audio quality is bad (it is old and my guess is that is comes from a cassete-tape).
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- F-M

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.