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Maxims of General Patton

Journal entries, speeches, quotes, and more that reveal a new side of this WWII military icon, with period photos included.

Gen. George S. Patton was one of the most tenacious, unstoppable players in the United States’ European Campaign of World War II. Few know that beneath his tough and sometimes controversial public image was a man of complexity who competed as an Olympic athlete and wrote poetry.

The contemplative side of this dynamic man is displayed in this collection of poems, journal entries, quotations, and speeches. This in-depth journey through the mind of a truly remarkable American is accompanied by period photographs, and reveals new dimensions of the renowned commander.

Gary L. Bloomfield

Gary L. Bloomfield is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books about WWII. An Army Journalist of the Year and a former civil servant himself, he is the former managing editor of Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine. Bloomfield has been interviewed by History Channel magazine and has appeared on CNN as well as various radio programs.

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