Killing Patton

Killing Patton

The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General / Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Large Print - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410473653
1410473651
Branch Call Number: LP 940.54 ORE NVD
Characteristics: 625 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Martin

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GeneralAmerica
Feb 28, 2017

I think some of this book is not based on real facts.

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priyantogunardi
Jun 28, 2016

This book is a page turner. It details the conflict between different parties in WWII and how strategic and tactical leaders behaved during the war.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 20, 2016

Amazing book. I was BLOWN away.

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JP_Wright
Feb 03, 2016

I was blown away by this book! I have to be honest, I do not like Bill O’Reilly at all and despise his show and I doubt he actually wrote this. I am sure that Martin Dugard was the real author and Bill just stamped his name for publicity and earnings. Regardless, I really loved reading this book. This book is not just about General Patton. Every chapter is filled with impeccable historical details about a particular leader (such as Hitler, Patton, Roosevelt, or Stalin) and the situation/crisis that they were facing. I felt like I was right there with them experiencing their grief, confusion, anger, fear, and anxiety. I appreciate that this book shows the humanity of all the people involved and their struggles and illnesses. The details were vivid, the emotions were heartfelt, and the experience exhilarating. Any history buff will really enjoy this book. I look forward to reading other books in this spectacular series and highly recommend it. Enjoy this amazing journey during one of the most tumultuous times in world history.

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01848951sg
Sep 11, 2015

The "author" (who probably just put his name on his "co-author's" work) is a well-known conspiracy theorist who wouldn't know a fact if it bit him in the face. If you are interested in the real George Patton or the last years of WWII,, please read a factual account of General Patton's life and career or of the war itself rather than this fantasy book written by and for idiots. The sad thing is that there are people who think this book is "well researched" and "informative". It is neither.

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IntheLordsjoy
Sep 11, 2015

Just a load, what a waste of a tree. to be quite honest I have read better from school age children. I would like to suggest anything by Mr. Axelrod instead.

Corey G Brooks Jan 29, 2015

"I read a book about Area 51, which told of a U2 pilot being killed after his, assumed, stealth plane was shot down over Russia, during a spying mision; Albeit, I have quite a contempt for our military peoples who are killed." The depiction of Former Gen. Patton's death, a depicted by the author's Bill O' Reilly and Martin Dugard, troubles me and I hope it is looked into. Although, before this bit of information, I haven't had a great amount dislike for the OSS as a WWII (Having read about it) organization, nor in it's post WWII time as the CIA, Who's current Director John Brennan, a man who had my sympathy to at his senate confirmation hearing!

Ham625 Jan 03, 2015

A good read, but what did O'Reilly do other than get his name on the cover.

sidnawkid Dec 29, 2014

As others have said, this is primarily a history of WWII in Europe, secondarily a mystery involving the death of Patton. It is very well organized and written. Although it is filled with historical information, it is presented in an economical and entertaining way.

chrzleo Dec 26, 2014

I just finished this book. Don't be deceived by the title. This is not just about Patton and his extraordinary military career. The authors speak in great detail about Stalin, Churchill, Eisenhower, and many others. Their overview of what led to WW2 and the cold war is well written with no excess explanations. An absolute must read for those who want to know more about WW2 and its atrocities. Those who do not know their history are bound to relieve it. Let us sincerely hope that we will never have to face what these warriors or the suffering public had to face.

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Jan 30, 2015

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