Synopses & Reviews
He was the most controversial American general in World War IIand also one of the most successful, courageous, and audacious. As a postwar administrator of defeated Germany, he sounded alarm bells about the dangers of Soviet encroachment into Europe. Politically, he was a lightning rodan outspoken conservative who continually embarrassed his superiors with his uncensored, undiplomatic, and unrestrained comments to the press. He was General George S. Patton Jr., old Blood and Guts.
In 1945, shortly before he was to fly home to the states as a conquering hero, he was involved in a mysterious car crash that left him partially paralyzed.
Two weeks later, just as his doctors were about to send him home to finish his recovery, he was dead.
The army ruled the car crash an accident, his death natural. Yet witness testimony on the crash conflicted, key players in the incident disappeared, official reports vanished, soldiers were ordered to keep silent, and there was no autopsy performed on the body.
Investigative and military reporter Robert Wilcox, author of Black Aces High and Wings of Fury, has spent more than ten years investigating these mysteries, and in Target: Patton he has written an electrifying account of the shocking circumstanceslong hidden from the publicsurrounding the death of America's most famous general. In Target: Patton, you'll discover:
The extraordinary war hero, artist, and mercenary who said he was ordered by U.S. intelligence to assassinate Patton
The OSS agent who knew Patton was in danger and tried to save him
New evidence from recently declassified documents revealing doubts about the official version of Patton's death
The final stories of those involved in the accident, including those who were thought to have disappeareduntil now
Provocative, shocking, and compelling, Target: Patton takes you through the maze of denials, contradictions, and treacheries behind one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II.
Murder, He Wrote
And he wrote the true story. Investigative and military reporter Robert Wilcox unravels the mystery surrounding the death of one of historys preeminent war heroes: George S. Patton. Wilcox cries foul play and reveals the shocking truth behind Old Blood and Guts' untimely demise in Target: Pattonthe Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton.
Conflicting testimony, disappearing witnesses, missing official reports, a suspicious Stalin, and a lack of autopsy comprise the greatest unsolved mystery of World War II.
Find out "whodunit" in this thrilling account of America's most famous general.
About the Author
ROBERT K. WILCOX is an author, journalist, and screenwriter, who has written extensively on military subjects. He is the author of, among other books, Scream of Eagles, Japans Secret War, Wings of Fury, Black Aces High, and First Blue. He has appeared on the History Channel, Oliver Norths War Stories, and many other television and radio shows. He lives in Los Angeles.