Dwight Eisenhower called General George S. Patton "mentally unbalanced" and "just like a time bomb," and indeed, the egotistical, mercurial, aggressive Patton is perhaps as well known for his daring battlefield exploits as for his questionable behavior and eccentric beliefs.
In a brief but probing assessment of Patton's life based on strong research in primary sources and long experience in psychology, Jim Sudmeier considers the mind of Patton: what made this military genius tick?
To what extent was Patton's boldness and brilliance as a general, his willingness to welcome risk and danger, connected to his unstable personality?
Sudmeier presents a myth-shattering reconsideration of one of military history's most famous commanders.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, 51 illus.
- Publisher: Stackpole Books
- Publication Date: 01/02/2020
- Category: Second World War
- ISBN: 9780811738545
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