Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus—riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton.General George S. Patton, Jr. died under m ...more
I noted that the book seems to get mostly mid-range to higher ratings...though not universally, LOL. One person who gave a lower rating said that they'd never read anything about this in history and anyway, nothing was said about it in the George C. Scott movie.
This isn't the first book I've r ...more
As usual, O'Reilly draws the reader in with his first sentence. "The man with forty-five minutes left to live cannot defend himself." He then goes on to describe the somewhat suspicious and ultimately deadly accident that took the life of General Patton.....including his last words to Eleanor.
In KILLING PATTON, we get bits and pieces of WWII and a peak at the personal lives and bizarre deaths of Hitler and Stalin. Eisenhower, F...more
This book is actually a history of the western European front of World War II with a focus on General Patto ...more
To be fair, I read the opening chapte ...more
Nothing new or uniquely compelling here.
(And I'm very open to intrigue, if not outright c ...more
Here is a news flash for everyone. General Patton was killed in an automobile accident, notice the word accident, end of story.
Do not waste your time or money on this book. It dishonor ...more
I've read all of Bill O'Reilly's books and can't understand how he and his co writer went so wrong on this one. The last 50 pages were the best part. I trudged through the first part reading information that seemed impertinent to the premiss of the book.
To be fair I don't think this book is a complete waste. It would sit quite nicely in the "Humor" section of any library. But I do think ...more
Long on salacious gossip and far out rumors, but short on legitimate history. Oh, and thanks for passing along Patton's most paranoid and racist remarks about the Russian ...more
While I have read much WWII historical fiction and Holocaust accounts, the life, leadership, and death of George S. Patton, Jr., are not something I am very familiar with other than to know he was a general during WWII. O'Reilly's factual accounts are very informative.
The narrative’s timeline began at the end and then filled in the missing spaces, but often it was choppy and confusing because he boun ...more
Would definitely recommend for those who enjoy history & particularly war recollections; the authors do well to focus on controversial alliances, conflicting egos/personalities, battle strategies, and behind-the-scene political agendas. Can confirm, I was e ...more
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In addition, he has authored an astonishing 12 number one ranked non-fiction books including the hist ...more