The entire life story of an outstanding general great biographies. In 1952, his widow, beatrice patton, provided a list of his favorite books for an issue of armor magazine patton, beatrice ayer, a soldiers reading, armor 61 novemberdecember 1952, pp. Pattons memoir, titled war as i knew it, was published posthumously in 1947. His whole family loved books, and he and his sister and parents would not only read aloud to. All this stuff you heard about america not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. His path to the numerous monumental events that he experienced there began after he finished at west point. The publisher paperback 1024 pages reprint edition harperperennial library. Is there a definitive best book about patton i should search out. Scott and sir arthur john barrie discuss air supremacy, the headquarters are ironically attacked by german planes. Another movie based on the circumstances surrounding the death of patton was brass target, based on.
My favorite patton anecdote appears in a genius for war by carlo deste. As patton flew through these engrossing books, the convoy. Scott sure looked like patton he said he definitely didnt sound like him. Scott, an actor of extraordinary range and daring, celebrated for his performances as gen. Scott, karl malden, michael bates and karl michael vogler. Seventh army in the mediterranean theater of world war ii, and the u. Mar 26, 2018 pattons hardwon love of reading would not only have an indirect impact on his leadership. George campbell scott october 18, 1927 september 22, 1999 was an american stage and film actor, director and producer. Patton a genius for war is an outstanding biography of general george s.
Patton 18851945 are part of a larger collection of patton papers available for research use onsite in the manuscript reading room of the library of congress. Thanks to the publics generous donations, the union press courier microfilms dating back as far as 1893 are now available for viewing at the patton library and the cambria county historical society. Dec 20, 2008 george patton, a dynamic controversialist who wore ivoryhandled revolvers on each hip and was the subject of an oscar winning film starring george c. Patton ranks as one of the screens greatest biopics, much as george c. He is a national health and medical research council senior principal research fellow. It looks at both his high points, of which there were many, and his low points, which were spectacular. The competition included riding, pistol shooting, fencing, swimming and running. Scott, and the film overall, benefit from an uncommonly intelligent script by francis ford coppola and edmund h. I would go more in depth, but that would require a video on its own right.
Charles xii king of sweden by carl gustafson klingspor. That character, while interesting, was not at all george patton. A genius for war was published in 1995 and is the biography for which carlo deste is best known. This title examines pattons colorful life and leadership in three wars, with a concentration on his command in world war ii. George s patton books list of books by george s patton. You can tell from the movie that he put everything he had into the character.
Perhaps like many who are interested in this book, my prime connection to the general is the film patton, staring george c. The entire collection spans the years 18071979, with the bulk of the papers concentrated from 1904 to 1945. It is compressed so you can read it in an hour, adhering to the publishing model of all books. While patton was widely read and accumulated a vast library, after his death his wife compiled the following list included in the. After winning the academy award for best picture in 1971, mccarthy donated his oscar to the george c.
It is compressed so you can read it in an hour, adhering to the publishing model of all books from hourly history publishing. Making note of it in his diary, patton declared the book to be pretty sticky. Sep 11, 2019 general george patton led the third army in a very successful sweep across france during world war ii in 1944. Includes reenactment of scene from the play the ladys not for burning by christopher fry. The apogee of patton s career came with the dramatic sweep of his third army across northern france in the summer of.
Despite his ability, patton was thoroughly reviled by most gis, partly due to his insistence on traditional. George patton project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Army truck veered into patton s car, and the official accident report disappeared, according to oreillys book. North, who based their screenplay on the biography patton. Scott won and turned down a best actor academy award for his portrayal of brilliant, grizzled wwii general george s. His wife was all for it and they were perfectly suited for the po. George patton, a dynamic controversialist who wore ivoryhandled revolvers on each hip and was the subject of an oscar winning film starring george c. Carson cant keep up with rodney dangerfields nonstop oneliners 1974. Patton, general george patton, historic photos of general george patton by rodgers, russ hardcover. The film also featured eva marie saint, richard dysart, murray hamilton, ed lauter, and kathryn leigh scott.
The reason for this is simple, his unpredictability, the fact that he knew the history of wars in europe as well if not better then the germans did, while having the ability of predictin. Quick facts name george patton birth date november 11, 1885 death date december 21, 1945 education u. Army lieutenant colonel and a distinguished military historian, is the author of the acclaimed biographies patton. Patton 35 movie clip rommel, you magnificent bastard. The overview chapter explores the health and development needs of the 5 to 21 year age group and advocates for a package of investments to address priority health. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayals of the prosecutor claude dancer in anatomy of a murder 1959, general buck turgidson in stanley kubricks dr. Scott won an oscar for playing the general in the 1970 film patton.
Professor george patton murdoch childrens research institute. The first patton ancestors, including several notable women, were pioneers involved in the indian wars of early america. Patton sailed off to save the world 75 years ago and. I have repeatedly read that the germans feared george s. November 11, 1885 december 21, 1945 was a general in the united states army best known for his command of the seventh united states army, and later the third united states army, in the european theater of world war ii. Scott who wrote poetry, fired pistols at strafing fighter planes, and loved america with a lofty and historical zeal.
November 11, 1885 december 21, 1945, kcb was a general of the. The privateer war for freedom and fortune in the american revolution, and the pattons. Patton and the third army 1960 documentary film 25894 duration. Nov 10, 2017 dramatic interview from november 3, 1987.
Online shopping from a great selection at books store. A soldiers life, among other books on world war ii. While patton was widely read and accumulated a vast library, after his death his wife compiled the following list included in the leaders bookshelf of his very favorite books. Patton in director franklin schaffners epic screen biodrama. Hirshsons general patton is a very well written, revealing and very satisfying look at the american military icon, general george s. He even directed his chief chaplain to send out a training letter to every unit in the third army on the importance of prayer. Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about america wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Patton s grandfather, born george william patton in 1856, changed his name to george smith patton in 1868, in honor of his father. Scotts oscarwinning portrayal of the mercurial and flamboyant world war ii soldier in the 1970 film. This book is so much deeper and more interesting than any film. Scotts work in the title role is often considered one of the towering performances in screen history. Jul 14, 2001 martin blumenson, author of the 1985 book, patton. Trivia producer frank mccarthy was a retired brigadier general who served on the staff of gen. The latter author was the editor of the patton papers and bro.
After watching this movie over and over again, im convinced that no one could have played patton any better than george c. A personal history of an american family the warriors, and more on. Scotts iconic depiction of patton earned him an academy award for best actor, and it was instrumental in bringing patton into popular culture as a folk hero. Discount prices on books by george s patton, including titles like war diary 1918. He is an author, military historian and a retired lieutenant colonel in the u.
Jun 30, 2017 that event is the mysterious death of george s. He was laid next to a third army soldier who had been killed in combat during the battle of the bulge. Patton 35 movie clip rommel, you magnificent bastard 1970 hd movieclips. He is an author, military historian and a retired lieutenant colonel. My fatherinlaw was an officer under patton in the 3rd. Accompanied by excellent practical effects and a soundtrack by jerry goldsmith.
The patton papers 19401945 by martin blumenson editor, george s. Deste addresses this in this book, if you really want to know the real george patton, there is no better single book, than this one. He became one of the united states most successful generals, despite being a complex character who was known for his quirky attitudes and behaviour. Prior to world war ii, patton was posted to fort myer in virginia, near washington, d. Patton successful, winning, men in landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish.
Several actors have portrayed patton on screen, the most famous being george c. Patton in the film patton 1970, and ebenezer scrooge in. The film also won an academy award for francis ford coppola, who cowrote it with edmund north patton finished fifth in the modern pentathlon at the 1912 olympics in stockholm. George campbell scott october 18, 1927 september 22, 1999 was an.
Sep 11, 2010 actual voice of general patton starting at 1. Army and has said over and again how realistic the movie is. November 11, 1885 december 21, 1945, kcb was a general of the united states army who commanded the u. George patton standing to the side of an m2 medium tank in tunisia, 1942. Normandy invasionanimated map of the allied breakout from normandy, france, julyaugust 1944. A graduate of west point 1909, he served in world war i and was wounded. The man behind the legend, 18851945, describes the life and historical impact of general george s. Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. George pattona life from beginning to end is unique among all the other books. A graduate of west point 1909, he served in world war i and was wounded while commanding a tank brigade in france. Patton, who no pun intended commands the scene hes in.
An accurate account, patton was a military genius but also an egotistical bully george c scott played him to perfection. Although he was technically the third george smith patton his father was born george william patton in 1856 but changed his name to honor his late father in 1868 he was given the name junior. Patton 1970, a film biography directed by franklin schaffner and starring george c. This is the most accurate record of the history of patton and the surrounding areas. The life of george patton was brought to the big screen in the blockbuster 1970 movie patton, starring george c. Pattons memoirs, war as i knew it, appeared posthumously in 1947.
One man fought with the scottish rebel, bonnie prince charlie, before fleeing to the colonies, where he later became a general in the revolutionary war. Pattons pivotal role in the invasion of north africa and the capture of sicily during world war ii. Scott played patton once again in the tvmovie, the last days of patton which covers the period of patton s life from the end of wwii to his death. Patton 18851945 was a highranking wwii general, who led the u. Since then, virtually all the patton men have been military officers until robert patton, the author of this. During the attack, patton is fed up and takes the matter. This title examines patton s colorful life and leadership in three wars, with a concentration on his command in world war ii. Patton 18851945 are part of a larger collection of patton papers available for research use onsite in the manuscript. Compare 257 general george patton the book products at shop. Scott in the title role, won seven academy awards, including one for best picture.
Patton had a chance in the 1930s to become the military attache to the court of saint jamess in britain. Schaffner from a script by francis ford coppola and edmund h. Patton is a legendary world war ii general, but much of his character as a military man was formed in the great war. Patton is a 1970 american epic biographical war film about u. A genius for war is a fullfledged portrait of an extraordinary american. Yes this is true and you can read about it in various books. Military academy at west point place of birth san gabriel. But pattons faith was not a mere contrivance with which he cynically tried to motivate his men. Patton 25 movie clip complete air supremacy 1970 hd.222 1359 1095 1582 845 216 1427 875 1234 1344 953 289 599 636 46 1278 610 1281 1430 469 1050 730 660 423 1133 463 307 926 580 120 1448