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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.
©2008 Robert Wilcox (P)2012 Regnery Publishing
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1 out of 5 stars
By Lloyd on 06-11-15

Long sentences lead to difficult listening

The narration was poor. And the cadence of the narrator's voice didn't sound natural. I am not sure if it was totally the narrator's fault. Most of the sentences seemed incredibly long. I love history and especially world war two history but this was so difficult to listen to and required so much concentration I kept finding my mind wandering and would constantly have to re-listen to parts of the book. I finally gave up.

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. on 05-02-12

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Kees Groeneveld on 09-30-15

Good story - suspect recording editing

Is there anything you would change about this book?

For most of the recording I believe well into chapter 14, the narrator appears to suffer from a headcold and a blocked nose. It improves at a later point in the book. This does not make for pleasant listening

What did you like best about this story?

The actual subject matter. If not for my decades long interest in General Patton, and the fact that this is the first time I really opened my mind for a possible other explanation as to the cause(s) of his death, I may not have finished this book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Lynn Benson’s performances?

Very doubtful unless, it is about a topic that would to me be irrestible.

Was Target: Patton worth the listening time?

Despite the above and my comments below it still was fully worth my time.

Any additional comments?

The editing of this recording is below par. You can easily pick up throughout the recording, the instances were one recording stops and another begins, even in the middle of paragraphs. Oftentimes, through no fault of the narrator (unless he was the editor too), sentences are following each other up without much silence in between, which makes it sometimes very hard to follow. It's like periods and commas are ignored while narrating. At one point 9:36:10 into the story you hear the narrator turning a page and coughing ones before continuing his story.

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