Aside from being initially put off by the 16 page introduction dissecting the 1970 film Patton, I truly enjoyed the book. The introduction was not only unnecessary, the issues raised could and should have been addressed in the main text, but also off putting. However, once I got to the body of the book it was very interesting and informative. Although the author tends to gloss over or make excuse for Patton's flaws, he still paints a good picture of Patton, the man. The book is engaging and a quick read. I learned a lot about Patton I didn't know. Unlike many books that focus solely on his World War II exploits this book shows the full tapestry of his life. I would recommend this book for additional reading on Patton but I would not recommend it as a sole resource.
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