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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Patton (The Generals) Tenacity in Action By Agostino von Hassell Book Review

Patton (The Generals) Tenacity in Action
By Agostino von Hassell

Although I am not a huge history buff, I found this book to be very interesting.  We all at some time have watched a movie based on “true” stories or facts. But how accurate are they if they are based off of encounters with people who had a score to settle?

This book separates General Patton from the movie and shows the side of him based on his close family values and military upbringing.  At a very young age Patton was exposed to high-ranking and a long line of military figures on both sides of his family. 

Much of his childhood was spent being read all the stories of the great military heroes.  Such stories came from the Iliad and Odyssey.  His Aunt would read endlessly to him from the bible as well, so much that while in college, challenges to quote scriptures regularly left the challengers completely defeated. 

General Patton was best known for his impulsive behavior.  He had a determination like no other and would not settle for anything less then perfect.  General Patton was a stickler on military tradition and expected no less from the troops he led.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading more on General Patton’s religious beliefs, and to learn more of what made him the great military leader he turned out to be.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.comBook Sneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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