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of a legendary American warrior In nine months and eight days of campaigning during World War II, the Third United States Army of George S. Patton Jr. moved faster and farther, killed or captured more of the enemy, and liberated more cities, towns, and villages than any other army in World War II, and quite possibly, in the history of warfare. In "Patton's Drive," acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod tells the story of how a young man who, in the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower, was "born to be a soldier," became a modern American general and one of the greatest field commanders of the twentieth century.
Beginning with a dramatic account of Patton's magnificent drive across Europe during World War II, Axelrod looks back to the decades before the war and traces the trajectory that revealed the commander's fighting destiny. In a refreshingly clear, colloquial voice, Axelrod leads us through the determining episodes of Patton's life and the results they produced. In doing so he weaves a story rich with new insights--a story as absorbing as a great novel, but one in which history truly comes alive.

About Alan Axelrod

After receiving his Ph.D. (with emphasis on American literature and culture) from the University of Iowa in 1979, and serving in the core curriculum of that Big 10 school as a graduate teaching assistant, Alan Axelrod taught at Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois) during 1979-80 and at Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina) from 1980 to 1982. He entered publishing in 1982 as associate editor with the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (Winterthur, Delaware). After a brief stint as associate editor at Van Nostrand Reinhold (New York) in 1984, he became senior editor at Abbeville Press (New York) during 1984-91 and then vice president of Zenda, Inc., a consulting firm to museums and cultural institutions. In 1994, he left Zenda to become director of development (chief acquisitions editor) for Turner Publishing, Inc. (Atlanta), a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In 1997, he founded The Ian Samuel Group, Inc., a creative services and book-packaging firm, and is its president. Axelrod has served as consultant to numerous museums and cultural institutions, including the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum (Rochester, New York), the Airman Memorial Museum (Suitland, Maryland), and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (Winterthur, Delaware). He has been a creative consultant for (and on-camera personality in) The Wild West television documentary series (Warner Bros., 1993) and Civil War Journal (A

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Author : Alan Axelrod
Publisher : Lyons Press
Data Published : 05 October 2010
ISBN : 0762761318
EAN : 9780762761319
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 287 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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