Killing Patton

Killing Patton
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 0805096698
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Patton Book Excerpt:

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, iconic 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 mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

Summary of Killing Patton

Summary of Killing Patton
Author: Alexander Cooper
Publsiher: BookSummaryGr
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-10-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Killing Patton Book Excerpt:

Summary of Killing Patton Killing Patton looks for clues in the life and legend of George S. Patton to examine whether the popular World War II general might have been assassinated. The book explores the last year of Patton’s life leading up to the auto accident that killed him. At the same time, it provides context by detailing Patton’s background and rise to prominence, world politics of his time, Nazi and Soviet atrocities, and details of important World War II battles in Europe. The book begins with questions about Patton’s death as he lay dying in a military hospital. A year before, he had been involved in the victory of the Battle of the Bulge, his triumph over Adolf Hitler’s attempt to save Nazi Germany by counterattacking the advancing Allies. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of the Allied forces in Europe, was holding Patton back in favor of letting British commander Bernard Law Montgomery lead the final push into Germany and its capital, Berlin. This was partly a political move as a tribute to Britain’s long suffering in the war despite large-scale recognition of Patton’s brilliance on the battlefield. Even Nazi officers and German leader, Adolf Hitler, feared Patton most of all the Allied generals. Eisenhower distrusted Patton, who had a history of disobeying orders and getting into trouble. Patton, for example, had slapped two soldiers suffering from combat fatigue and called them... To be continued... Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Killing Patton by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard A 30 minute Instaread Summary

Killing Patton by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard   A 30 minute Instaread Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Patton by Bill O Reilly and Martin Dugard A 30 minute Instaread Summary Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard - A 30-minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary:Chapter 1 On October 3, 1944, Patton’s forces were fighting for Fort Driant, a heavily fortified German position near the French town of Metz. The men of his Third Army were inspired a few months earlier by his speech before D-Day, in which Patton told them that Americans do not lose. Up to that point, Patton had never lost a battle. Patton’s men both loved and feared him. He was known for salty language, which he said he used because he wanted to speak as his men did. The battle at Metz went wrong. Contrary to Patton’s intelligence, the German defenders were tough veterans and their position was well protected. Patton was short on troops, supplies and ammunition. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme commander of allied troops in Europe, ordered Patton to stand down so that British forces under Bernard Law Montgomery could lead the offensive into Germany. This was a political decision to honor British’s sacrifice during the war, but Patton was angry over being left out and Eisenhower’s decision to cut back his supplies. Patton thought his forces and Montgomery’s should move into Germany at the same time. Patton remained determined to take Driant and Metz. Unfortunately, his forces suffered severe casualties and he was forced to back down. He believed Eisenhower’s cuts caused his first defeat. Eisenhower’s order gave the Germans an opportunity to mount a counteroffensive. Their leader, Adolf Hitler, feared Patton especially and wanted to keep him away from this particular battlefield...

Killing Patton

Killing Patton
Author: Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN: 080509668X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Patton Book Excerpt:

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 mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident—and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

Patton s Way

Patton s Way
Author: James Morningstar Kelly
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1612519784
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patton s Way Book Excerpt:

Patton’s Way is a unique approach to the legend of General George S. Patton, Jr. and his development and application of a unique approach to modern warfare. Unlike Carlo D’Este’s Patton: Genius for War or Stanley Hirshson’s General Patton: A Soldier’s Life, Patton’s Way is not a biography. Instead, it argues that popular representations of Patton are built on misconceptions and incomplete understandings about his approach to warfare. Morningstar begins with the mystifying contradiction between the historiographical criticism of Patton’s methods and popular appreciation for his successes. He identifies several schools of thought offering explanations ranging from Patton’s bull headed leadership to his gambling cavalry style. Yet, the author notes, they all fail to fully comprehend the real Patton. It is the contention of this book that the secret to Patton’s success was a truly radical and purposely-crafted doctrine he developed over several decades of careful thought and practice. Morningstar identifies four core principals in Patton’s doctrine: targeting the enemy’s morale through shock; utilizing highly practiced combined arms mechanized columns; relying on mission tactics and flexible command and control; and employing multi-layered and synthesized intelligence systems to identify enemy capabilities and weak spots. These principals directly contradicted official U.S. Army doctrine in that they rejected the focus on tactical battle, the primacy of infantry, top-down command and control and detailed orders processes, and intelligence limited to supporting preconceived plans. Because Patton’s methods did not conform to doctrine, they were not well understood by his peers, resulting in misconceptions both then and now -- misconceptions that led higher command to truncate Patton’s operations in Tunisia, Sicily, and France. The author uses separate chapters to detail how Patton developed and applied each principal, before using the breakout from Normandy as a case study to illustrate Patton’s Way in application. The comparison of Patton’s success to the many instances of stagnation in the European Theater without Patton is startling but the author also recognizes other campaigns and how they related to Patton’s concepts. In the Chapter 6 the author illustrates the ‘death and resurrection’ of Patton’s ideas in the US Army. Following World War II both Patton’s teachings and adherents were systematically removed from the Army operations. Political constraints led to a resurgence of attrition based doctrine and heavy firepower tactics in Korea and Vietnam. Only at the Armor School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, did Patton’s ideas take root only to blossom in the form of AirLand Battle doctrine towards the end of the century after a long and interesting route. The author ends by briefly describing the status of Patton’ ideas in the Army today.

Battle Exhortation

Battle Exhortation
Author: Keith Yellin
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-06-10
ISBN: 1611173566
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle Exhortation Book Excerpt:

In this groundbreaking examination of the symbolic strategies used to prepare troops for imminent combat, Keith Yellin offers an interdisciplinary look into the rhetorical discourse that has played a prominent role in warfare, history, and popular culture from antiquity to the present day. Battle Exhortation focuses on one of the most time-honored forms of motivational communication, the encouraging speech of military commanders, to offer a pragmatic and scholarly evaluation of how persuasion contributes to combat leadership and military morale. In illustrating his subject's conventions, Yellin draws from the Bible, classical Greece and Rome, Spanish conquistadors, and American military forces. Yellin is also interested in how audiences are socialized to recognize and anticipate this type of communication that precedes difficult team efforts. To account for this dimension he probes examples as diverse as Shakespeare's Henry V, George C. Scott's portrayal of General George S. Patton, and team sports.

Patton s Payback

Patton s Payback
Author: Stephen L. Moore
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 0593183428
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patton s Payback Book Excerpt:

A stirring World War II combat story of how the legendary George Patton reinvigorated a defeated and demoralized army corps, and how his men claimed victory over Germany’s most-feared general, Erwin Rommel In March 1943, in their first fight with the Germans, American soldiers in North Africa were pushed back fifty miles by Rommel’s Afrika Korps and nearly annihilated. Only the German decision not to pursue them allowed the Americans to maintain a foothold in the area. General Eisenhower, the supreme commander, knew he needed a new leader on the ground, one who could raise the severely damaged morale of his troops. He handed the job to a new man: Lieutenant General George Patton. Charismatic, irreverent, impulsive, and inspiring, Patton possessed a massive ego and the ambition to match. But he could motivate men to fight. He had just ten days to whip his dispirited troops into shape, then throw them into battle against the Wehrmacht’s terrifying Panzers, the speedy and powerful German tanks that U.S. forces had never defeated. Patton, who believed he had fought as a Roman legionnaire in a previous life, relished the challenge to turn the tide of America’s fledgling war against Hitler—and the chance to earn a fourth star.

Operation Wappen

Operation Wappen
Author: Robert Maddock
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 1796096040
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Wappen Book Excerpt:

This is a short story spanning two years from 1956 to 1958. It includes the author’s Marine Corps service as a Second Lieutenant artillery forward observer attached to Third Battalion Sixth Marine Regiment led by Colonel Austin C. “Shifty” Shofner (one of only nine men ever to escape a Japanese prisoner of war camp). It describes the maturation of Phase III warfare—the landing by helicopter of an intact infantry battalion ready to fight behind enemy lines (Operation Deep Water) and the beginnings of Phase IV warfare with the return of knights to the battlefield (Yasser Arafat/eventually Osama bin Landen) and an MI6/CIA joint clandestine, frustrated effort to overthrow the Syrian government (Operation Wappen).

Patton s One Minute Messages

Patton s One Minute Messages
Author: Charles Province
Publsiher: Presidio Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 0307541134
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patton s One Minute Messages Book Excerpt:

A brief biography and photos of General Patton helps readers visualize one of the great military leaders of all time. The inspirational content will make this book an indispensable compaion for busy executives everywhere. This collection of George S. Patton’s pithy one-liners shows how business managers can succeed by applying the combat-tested principles of one of America's most famous battlefield leaders. General Patton was a professional soldier who spent his life inspiring people to accomplish the seemingly impossible. Now managers can use his secrets to motivate their employees. The author takes brief quotations from Patton’s writings and draws the deep inner philosophy from them. This way, managers can easily grasp the principles involved and make practical use of them to get great performance and productivity from their employees. The book also presents the work of W. Edwards Deming and Walter A. Shewhart, two pioneers in quality control who have influenced management practice for over fifty years. Their philosophy is very similar to Patton’s—which is not surprising, since the fundamental principles of both military leadership and business management are universal.

Armor

Armor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mechanization, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armor Book Excerpt:

The USA Love It or Leave It

The USA Love It or Leave It
Author: Tony Faraci
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN: 1647016401
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The USA Love It or Leave It Book Excerpt:

America is under siege by the liberal left, mainstream media, and the radical Hollywood elite, the do-nothing A-listers who complain the most but contribute the least. We give much praise to the actor who portrays the real hero. We give little praise to the real hero, the veteran. The country has never been so divided as it is today. I was born and raised in New York City—no silver spoon here. I spent eleven years in the NYPD. I saw many things before and after my time there. I have never seen the likes of so much anti-hate America garbage being said. I have always loved my country 100 percent. I knew early on that this is the single greatest country on the planet. Millions and millions aspire to call the us home. People are trying to get in, not out. Many have said that they will leave, but I do not see a mad dash for the Canadian border. President Trump is constantly under attack by the radical left. I have never seen in my fifty-nine years or heard of a commander in chief going through what he does. All the while, he still has to run the country, and he is doing very well at it. The left hates it and him because they can show you nothing. It’s all about the power that they don’t have. They will stop at nothing to get it.

Rock Creek Unincorporated

Rock Creek Unincorporated
Author: David Dee Cantley
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 1663213828
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Creek Unincorporated Book Excerpt:

When David Cantley asked me to write about him for the autobiography on which he was working, it took me about three seconds to say, “Yes.” I consider him to be one of the most extraordinary people I have ever met and felt honored to be able to share my thoughts with others. In The History of Lake Worth High School, I wrote this about his two decades as principal, “Without his guidance, the school might very well have been shut down.” I believed that strongly then, and I still believe it as strongly today. In May of 1980, Cantley became Lake Worth High’s fifth principal during the 1979-80 school year. He took charge of a school that had deteriorated tremendously in the quarter-century since my class had graduated. The campus was overcrowded, and plagued with disorder. White students were fleeing, and academics were lagging. The first thing he did was restore discipline. After that, he instituted magnet programs to arrest the white flight. Finally, he spearheaded efforts to get the campus rebuilt and enlarged. By the time he retired in 1999, the school was a model for how things should be done in secondary education. Along the way, he worked to help the less fortunate achieve an education. He had known hard times as a youngster, and he never forgot his roots. He was instrumental in founding the flea market held beneath I-95 that provided scholarships, school supplies and other aid to those in need. The year he retired, he was a key figure in organizing the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation and Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars. The latter has distributed over $1 million in scholarships as of 2017. I can’t say anything about David Cantley before his Lake Worth High years, because I didn’t know him then. But this book fills in the gaps and gives me a better feel about how he became the outstanding man he is. William E. “Bill” McGoun, Ph.D.

Hitler s Last Days

Hitler s Last Days
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-06-09
ISBN: 1627793976
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hitler s Last Days Book Excerpt:

By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century—a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers—and grown-ups too—hooked on history. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Revolution Z

Revolution Z
Author: GB Banks,Blaine Hislop
Publsiher: WheelMan Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revolution Z Book Excerpt:

THE REVOLUTION IS COMING... WORLD WAR Z MEETS OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN He was the first President of the United States Now he may also be the last... When the resurrected general George Washington discovers the corruption now ruling the US government, he vows to do something about it. So President Washington wages war on the nation's capitol...with an army of zombie soldiers at his back.

Trump Unhinged

Trump Unhinged
Author: Greg Sterlace
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1387431544
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trump Unhinged Book Excerpt:

The Brahmin Arrangement

The Brahmin Arrangement
Author: Andrew Tully
Publsiher: eNet Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1618867326
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brahmin Arrangement Book Excerpt:

Semi-fictional story about the undercover work of Internal Revenue Agents in Washington, D. C. who are out to collar a few punks and find themselves trying to untangle the whodunits of a national crime syndicate.

The Heart of the Gospel

The Heart of the Gospel
Author: Robert E. Coleman
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN: 9781441232106
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart of the Gospel Book Excerpt:

For more than forty years, Robert E. Coleman's bestselling The Master Plan of Evangelism has been the standard in evangelism literature. But what is the theology behind evangelism? And why is it important for Christians to understand? The Heart of the Gospel offers a systematic theology of evangelism that will ground and inform our practice of spreading the Good News. Each chapter covers a major biblical doctrine, explains its various evangelical interpretations, treats misconceptions that adversely affect evangelism, and offers practical applications of the doctrine. Based on decades of classroom teaching, this comprehensive work is aimed at ministry readers interested in evangelism and outreach.

Bill O Reilly s Legends and Lies The Real West

Bill O Reilly s Legends and Lies  The Real West
Author: David Fisher,Bill O'Reilly
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN: 1627795081
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bill O Reilly s Legends and Lies The Real West Book Excerpt:

The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west's most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation's rich history.

History of Benton Washington Carroll Madison Crawford Franklin and Sebastian Counties Arkansas

History of Benton  Washington  Carroll  Madison  Crawford  Franklin  and Sebastian Counties  Arkansas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1382
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arkansas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Benton Washington Carroll Madison Crawford Franklin and Sebastian Counties Arkansas Book Excerpt:

The Liberation Trilogy Box Set

The Liberation Trilogy Box Set
Author: Rick Atkinson
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 2416
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1466855576
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Liberation Trilogy Box Set Book Excerpt:

The definitive chronicle of the Allied triumph in Europe during World War II, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is now together in one boxed set From the War in North Africa to the Invasion of Normandy, the Liberation Trilogy recounts the hard fought battles that led to Allied victory in World War II. Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rick Atkinson brings great drama and exquisite detail to the retelling of these battles and gives life to a cast of characters, from the Allied leaders to rifleman in combat. His accomplishment is monumental: the Liberation Trilogy is the most vividly told, brilliantly researched World War II narrative to date.