Synopses & Reviews
Patton: A Genius for War
is a full-fledged portrait of an extraordinary American that reveals the complex and contradictory personality that lay behind the swashbuckling and brash facade. According to Publishers Weekly
, the result is "a major biography of a major American military figure."
"This massive work is biography at its very best. Literate and meaty, incisive and balanced, detailed without being pedantic. Mr. D'Este's Patton takes its rightful place as the definitive biography of this American warrior." --Calvin L. Christman, Dallas Morning News
"D'Este tells this story well, and gives us a new understanding of this great and troubled man."-The Wall Street Journal
"An instant classic." --Douglas Brinkley, director, Eisenhower Center
Includes bibliographical references (p. -949) and index.
About the Author
Carlo D'Este is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and a highly regarded military historian. He is the author of four books about World War II -- Decision in Normandy, Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily, 1943, World War II in the Mediterranean,
and Fatal Decision: Anzio and the Battle for Rome.
D'Este received his B.A. from Norwich University in 1958, an M.A. from the University of Richmond in 1974, and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Norwich in 1992.
Born in Oakland, California, D'Este now lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.