PATTON Ordeal and Triumph Author:Ladislas Farago Maverick General/ Spectacular, swaggering, pistol-packing, he was America's most flamboyant fighting leader, idolized and villified, loved and hated. A man of flinty courage, explosive temper and scalding tongue, he outraged opinion with his behind-the-lines conduct-but on the battlefield his deeds spoke for themselves. Patton's fabled Third A... more »rmy rode roughshod over Hitler's legions, inflicted over a miliion-and-a-half casualties, and he was on the brink of beating the Russian to Berlin when orders stopped him furious in his tracks. Her is the full, tumultuos story of George S. Patton, super=patriot, super-rebel, and pure soldier first, last and always.« less
If you are a fan of General Patton or even not, this is a must read. It is probably the most definitive autobiography of the Patton's personal and military career. It was written while many of the people that served with General were still alive to tell the tales, so to speak. The author gives you a head on , straight forward story of a military legend. If I had to choose only one book to read about this great leader, this would be the one.