Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer

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Regnery Publishing, Oct 15, 2012 - History - 300 pages
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Known for his rousing speeches and military triumphs, General George S. Patton, Jr. is one of the most famous military figures in U.S. history. Yet, he is better known for his profanity than his prayers. Until now. In his new book Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer, author Michael Keane takes readers on a journey through Patton’s career in three parts: his military prowess, his inspirational bravery, and his faith. Using Patton’s own diaries, speeches, and personal papers, Keane examines the general’s actions and personality to shed light on his unique and paradoxical persona. From his miraculous near-death experience to his famous prayer for fair weather, Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer recounts the seminal events that contributed to Patton’s personal and religious beliefs. Comprehensive and inspiring, Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer is an extraordinary look at the public and private life of one of World War II's most storied generals.
 

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Kean (national security fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy) reveals the World War II general as a man of faith who believed he was favored by God for an important destiny, a soldier ... Read full review

Contents

Ghosts of the Confederacy
7
Papa
25
Dearest Bea
41
Pancho Villa
67
World War I
81
Teaching Courage
103
Task Force Baum
119
Saving the Lipizzaners
133
Pattons Prayer
203
The Last Enemy
221
APPeNdices
227
Pattons Obituary
229
Pattons Prayer for Courage
231
Pattons Letter to Headquarters Third United States Army
233
Acknowledgments
235
Notes
237

Growing Up
149
Saving a Soul
179

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Michael Keane is a professor at the University of Southern California and a Fellow of National Security Affairs at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He has appeared on The History Channel several times and he has also been on NPR, CNN, FOX News, and CNBC. In addition to his media appearances, Keane also often writes op-eds on military and strategy for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in California.

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