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Growing Up Patton

Just how heavy a rucksack is carrying the name Patton around on your back? Benjamin Patton, grandson of World War II’s legendary General George Patton, has sat...

General Patton, Sit Down and Shut Up!

O.K., let's get this sorry mess sorted out before the Final Four. First thing, coaches. College basketball coaches are braying asses. They are, in addition,...

Books: Gorgeous George

THE PATTON PAPERS, 1940-1945 by MARTIN BLUMENSON 889 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $17.50. A 1943 radio broadcast in the U.S. called George Patton "a rootin',...

World Battlefronts: The Star Halfback

(See Cover) Last week SHAEF correspondents were telling another anecdote about unpredictable Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr. An Allied officer had asked...

Books: The War Lover

PATTON: ORDEAL AND TRIUMPH by Ladislas Farago. 885 pages. Obolensky. $9.95. The Brittany farmland had been bombed, strafed and shelled all day. Its...

Religion: Patton Talking

Like many another military man, the late General George Patton was prayerful as well as profane. He was also a peremptory commander who did not hesitate to let...

Books: Five-Star Legend

LUCKY FORWARD (424 pp.)—Robert S. Allen—Vanguard ($5). George Patton, able General and chronic martinet, stood on the steps of a medieval English manor and...

Army & Navy: Patton Regilded

Lieut. General George Smith Patton Jr., who had scandalized his fellow officers and angered the U.S. public, whose promotion the U.S. Senate had righteously...

Army & Navy - COMMAND: Death & the General

In the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg (a former German cavalry barracks), General George Smith Patton Jr. was fighting for his life. His neck had...

Books: Backing Up Patton

SICILY-SALERNO-ANZIO (413 pp.)—Samuel Eliot Morison—Little, Brown ($6.75). The morning he landed in Sicily in July 1943, General George Patton climbed a...

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