Target: Patton

  • by Robert K. Wilcox
  • Narrated by Lynn Benson
  • 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The death of General George S. Patton is shrouded in mystery. While officially the result of an unfortunate car accident, the evidence points to a far more malevolent plot: murder. So says investigative and military journalist Robert K. Wilcox in his book Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton.
Written like a WWII spy thriller and meticulously researched, Target: Patton leads you through that fateful December day in 1945, revealing a chilling plan to assassinate General Patton. Backing up this shocking story with facts, photos, and eyewitness statements, Wilcox reveals long-hidden documents and accounts that explain how secrets Patton knew - and his strong anti-Soviet views - may have cost him his life.
Not only does Wilcox reveal how, why, and when, he also names names, exposing little-known stories and secrets of such key players as General "Wild Bill" Donovan, the storied head of the OSS (the predecessor to the CIA); an OSS assassin; an Army intelligence agent; and even Josef Stalin himself.
Target: Patton challenges readers to look at the evidence and question the conventional wisdom. After reading it, few will think of General Patton or the circumstances surrounding his death in the same way again.


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Customer Reviews

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Fascinating History - also well read.

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Patton was the greatest general America has ever produced. The Germans were mortified by him as were the Russians. A must read for all WW2 /Patton/Stalin history buffs!...Also the reader was excellent...five star *****-

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- M.

Poor quality and repeat material.

What disappointed you about Target: Patton?

Very little new material. There are audio breaks that sound like editing cuts. There are rambling sections that leave you wondering what this has to do with the subject matter of the book.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Nothing from this author or narrator.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


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- Brian C. Blackwell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-28-2012
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing