Patton: The Man behind the Legend, 1885-1945
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2012
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
This magnificent biography by the world's foremost expert on the life of George S. Patton portrays the many faces of the general with uncompromising insight: the gruff, demanding public front known-and feared-by millions; the sensitive, intellectual visage shown to intimates; and the self-conscious, emotional, religious man only a handful of people ever met. Martin Blumenson deftly explores the life of this American hero, a paradoxical man who inspired others to greatness but who sometimes questioned the greatness within himself. Patton: The Man behind the Legend, 1885-1945 is a dramatic and memorable portrait of a complex American hero, a man called the greatest combat general of modern times.
"Martin Blumenson has written an extraordinary book about my father."-Ruth Ellen Patton Totten