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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...

War Is Hell

In late March 1945, as Allied armies coiled for their final assault on the doomed Third Reich, General George Patton launched a truly foolish raid on a small...

“Staring Out at Their Allied Rescuers”

Buchenwald, the infamous World War II concentration camp operated by Nazi Germany, was liberated by General George Patton's 3rd Army 68 years ago this week. Our...

One Death in Afghanistan: Ben Sklaver's Story

Last week, Laura and Gary Sklaver buried their oldest boy, Ben, who was 32 when killed by a suicide bomber in the remote village of Murcheh in the distant land...

Power Struggle

During those giddy, unexpected days when the cold war unraveled — when hippies in Prague sang passionate ballads not about Che Guevara but General George Patton...

Anger From the Grass Roots

The Secret Service would surely have had a fit if President Clinton had attempted to address the 35,000 voters assembled in a field just off the Dayton...

A Troubled Double Life

The chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission seemed the very pillar of rectitude. Hardworking and scrupulous, John M. Fedders, 43, had a...

Medicine: Blighted Spring in Austria

A deadly virus attacks the famed Lipizzaner horses They are known the world over for their ability to prance and dance with haughty grace and to leap like ballet...

NEWSWATCH: Muckraking Is Sometimes Sordid Work

In ancient days, before Watergate made Woodward and Bernstein household words, investigative reporting meant Drew Pearson. He was, as TIME said then, "the...

Sport: Showdown for the Swooners

The Royals and the Phils ruin their reputations as fall guys For the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals, the World Series has long been a mirage,...