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The Resource Patton's payback : The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's rise to glory, Stephen L. Moore

Patton's payback : The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's rise to glory, Stephen L. Moore

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Patton's payback : The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's rise to glory
Title
Patton's payback
Title remainder
The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's rise to glory
Statement of responsibility
Stephen L. Moore
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stirring World War II combat story of how the legendary George Patton reinvigorated a defeated and demoralized army corps, and how his men claimed victory over Germany's most-feared general, Erwin Rommel. In March 1943, in their first fight with the Germans, American soldiers in North Africa were pushed back fifty miles by Rommel's Afrika Korps and nearly annihilated. Only the German decision not to pursue them allowed the Americans to maintain a foothold in the area. General Eisenhower, the supreme commander, knew he needed a new leader on the ground, one who could raise the severely damaged morale of his troops. He handed the job to a new man: Lieutenant General George Patton. Charismatic, irreverent, impulsive, and inspiring, Patton possessed a massive ego and the ambition to match. But he could motivate men to fight. He had just ten days to whip his dispirited troops into shape, then throw them into battle against the Wehrmacht's terrifying Panzers, the speedy and powerful German tanks that U.S. forces had never defeated. Patton, who believed he had fought as a Roman legionnaire in a previous life, relished the challenge to turn the tide of America's fledgling war against Hitler--and the chance to earn a fourth star
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Stephen L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Patton, George S.
  • Rommel, Erwin
  • United States
  • Generals
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military biography
Target audience
adult
Label
Patton's payback : The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's rise to glory, Stephen L. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purple heart tanker -- Lloyd's very last resort -- The Desert Fox's redemption -- Faid Pass setbacks -- Worked over by rangers -- Spring breeze fury -- Kasserine pass -- You must have been a better man -- Patton takes charge -- Total surprise -- Pushing forward -- Tank duel in Death Valley -- It was like mowing hay -- Get more officers killed -- The fight for Hill 772 -- All hell broke loose -- Stuck everywhere -- Attack and destroy
Control code
on1316707959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 354 pages + [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593183403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1316707959
Label
Patton's payback : The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton's rise to glory, Stephen L. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purple heart tanker -- Lloyd's very last resort -- The Desert Fox's redemption -- Faid Pass setbacks -- Worked over by rangers -- Spring breeze fury -- Kasserine pass -- You must have been a better man -- Patton takes charge -- Total surprise -- Pushing forward -- Tank duel in Death Valley -- It was like mowing hay -- Get more officers killed -- The fight for Hill 772 -- All hell broke loose -- Stuck everywhere -- Attack and destroy
Control code
on1316707959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 354 pages + [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593183403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1316707959

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