The Fighting Pattons
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2005
Duration: 14 hours 16 minutes
Brian Sobel's The Fighting Pattons is an extraordinary history of one American family's love of war. It includes the exploits of Hugh Mercer, a famous Revolutionary War general who married in the Patton line, and Colonel Waller Tazewell Patton, who was mortally wounded at Gettysburg while taking part in Pickett's Charge. But the focus is on the careers of the twentieth-century Pattons, World War II legend General George S. Patton, Jr., and his lesser-known namesake and son, Major General George S. Patton, who fought in Korea and Vietnam and now lives quietly on the family farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts.
"I fought in World War II under General Patton, and young George fought under my command in Vietnam. Thus I knew them both in peace and in battle. Your book describes them well." -General William Westmoreland