A Review of Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin’s Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny

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Agostino VonHassell and Ed Breslin’s biography of General George Patton is a quick and honest account of one of America’s most famous, and, at times, infamous, generals. Published by Thomas Nelson Press, and part of their new series, The Generals, this small volume presents Patton to a new generation of Americans.

I found it to be a balanced view of Patton, whose battlefield feats were legendary and valuable in the defeat of Germany in World War 2. The authors acknowledge Patton’s drive for perfection and achievement in both himself and those he commanded in battle. His strengths as a well-prepared tactician are balanced against his volatile anger that caused him trouble throughout his military career.

I learned many new facts about Patton especially his family history and upbringing as well as his life-long fear of failure.

I highly recommend Patton: The Pursuit of Destiny for your reading and as a gift.

(Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program called Book Sneeze (www.booksneeze.com)  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

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