Sandy Patch: a biography of Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch

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Praeger, Aug 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
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This is the first biography of one of the most important yet least well-known American military leaders of World War II. Written by a veteran journalist and former staff officer who served under General Patch in the Pacific and Europe, it offers a firsthand account of the general's life, personality, and style of command as well as detailed histories of the military campaigns on which his reputation rests. As commander of the U.S. Seventh Army, General Patch came to prominence in the Pacific, where he led army and marine troops to victory over the Japanese at Guadalcanal. This achievement earned Patch the coveted assignment of leading the assault on the beaches of southern France in 1944, which was to prepare the way for D-Day and the landing at Normandy. The most important battles of his career, however, came in the winter of 1944-1945, when Patch's Seventh Army was able to foresee and crush the last desperate German counterattack mounted in France and join Patton's troops in the closing months of the war. Patch, who was often overshadowed by Patton's colorful and very public persona, deliberately maintained a low profile throughout the war, earning respect through his decisiveness, acute strategic judgment, and deep concern for the safety of his men. World War II military leadership is an area of growing interest to military historians, biographers, and World War II specialists, and this groundbreaking study provides a comprehensive profile of a relatively unknown but much-revered Army officer.

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WILLIAM K. WYANT, a retired U.S. Army colonel, was a member of the news staff of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau for nearly twenty-five years, covering the Pentagon, military affairs, and the White House and working on foreign assignments in India, Central America, and the NATO countries. During World War II he served as Secretary to the General Staff of the Seventh Army under General Alexander Patch.

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