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Patton: A Genius For War

by Carlo D’Este
977 pages
Published: November 1995

Patton: A Genius For War” was published in 1995 and is the biography for which Carlo D’Este is best known. He is an author, military historian and a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Three years ago I read and reviewed his excellent biography of Dwight Eisenhower on this site.

There are few better pairings in the world of biography than George S. Patton – a wickedly complicated, imperious and colorful military mind – and Carlo D’Este. With 820 pages of text, and a treasure trove of uncommonly illuminating notes and bibliography, this book is comprehensive, balanced, unfailingly attentive and the product of meticulous research. What it is not, however, is efficient

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