Patton: Ordeal and Triumph
In the vast panorama of WW II, George Patton had few peers as a tactical commander. But the record is less clear about his value as a strategist.
Ladislas Farago sets out Patton's contributions to Western strategy. He follows Patton from the early days in North Africa to the final battle in Europe. He concludes the world would have been more secure, and...more
I've read much about General Patton over the years, but somehow I had never gotten around to this masterful work. While this book served as the basis for the film "Patton" (indeed, a fair amount of dialog in the film comes verbatim from the book), Fargo's work goes a long way in terms of telling the story of the General as a man.
In particular, he detailed re-telling of the campaigns of 1944-44 in the European theatre of operations does much to emphasize Patton's brilliance as a combat ...more
Author Ladislas Farago informs the reader of Patton's ancestry, beginning with his immigrant ancestor who, presumably, left Scotland to avoid debtors, justice, ...more
He was the author of Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, the biography of General George Patton that formed the basis for the film "Patton" and wrote The Broken Seal, one of the books that formed the basis for the movie ''Tora! Tora! Tora ...more