George S. Patton: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest Commanders Of Histo by Steven J. ZalogaGeorge S. Patton: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest Commanders Of Histo by Steven J. Zaloga

George S. Patton: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest…

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorSteve Noon

Paperback | June 22, 2010

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George S. Patton Jr. was the iconic American field commander of World War II, and widely regarded as the US Army's finest practitioner of mechanized warfare. This title examines Patton's colorful life and leadership in three wars, with a concentration on his command in World War II. Despite his ability, Patton was thoroughly reviled by most GIs, partly due to his insistence on traditional military discipline in the ranks, but also because of his unwillingness to pander to the growing power of the press. This combination of ability and controversy have combined to make him one of the most interesting figures in American military history.

Steven Zaloga's contribution to Osprey's newest series, Command, addresses this iconic figure from his early life to his life after war. Including an analysis of Patton's mind and motivations, strict training methods and the controversies surrounding Patton and his relationship with his soldiers and with Eisenhower, Zaloga's text is a concise but important look into the life of one of the most famous commanders of World War II.

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of nume...
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Title:George S. Patton: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest…Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.87 × 7.25 × 0.25 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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"Steven Zaloga's writing is a concise and an important look into the life of George S. Patton, Jr. from his early years to his life after the war ... [He] includes an analysis of Patton's mind and motivations, his strict training methods and controversies concerning his relationship with his soldiers and with Eisenhower." -www.mataka.org (October 2010)