Killing Patton

Killing Patton

The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

Book - 2014
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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy , and Killing Jesus --riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of The O'Reilly Factor , comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton .

General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805096682
Characteristics: 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Dugard, Martin

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Klangfels
Nov 05, 2018

This book was very good and I enjoyed reading it a lot. However, I think that the title is somewhat misleading because the author only talks about the killing of Patton in the last few pages of the book. In the rest of the novel, I think that the author was trying to give an in-depth backstory of who Patton was and why someone might want to kill him, but instead, he ended up giving a long synopsis of World War 2 (which didn't really have anything to do with Patton's death.) Also, I felt like throughout the story, the author was alluding to a darker and more conspiracy theory-like reason for Patton's death, but he never gave facts or reasoning to this kind of theory. Only that the car crash situation was suspicious and should be investigated again. If you are looking for a novel centered around General Patton, and his role (along with others) in World War 2, then this is the perfect book for you. The book goes into depth about not only Patton's life during the war but also about the lives of other generals and important figures. But if you are looking for a book that explains the "suspicious" death of Patton, then this isn't the book for you.

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bhailey1027
Nov 04, 2018

This book was very good and I enjoyed reading it a lot. However, I think that the title is somewhat misleading because the author only talks about the killing of Patton in the last few pages of the book. In the rest of the novel, I think that the author was trying to give an in-depth backstory of who Patton was and why someone might want to kill him, but instead, he ended up giving a long synopsis of World War 2 (which didn't really have anything to do with Patton's death.) Also, I felt like throughout the story, the author was alluding to a darker and more conspiracy theory-like reason for Patton's death, but he never gave facts or reasoning to this kind of theory. Only that the car crash situation was suspicious and should be investigated again. If you are looking for a novel centered around General Patton, and his role (along with others) in World War 2, then this is the perfect book for you. The book goes into depth about not only Patton's life during the war but also about the lives of other generals and important figures. But if you are looking for a book that explains the "suspicious" death of Patton, then this isn't the book for you.

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Mfieber1420
Jul 25, 2018

Poorly researched. mediocre writing. Horrible reading from the guy who supposedly wrote it. Don't waste you time on this. Much better books about Patton out there.

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cbowal
Oct 22, 2017

Fantastic read. Kept me gripped right to the end.

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GeneralAmerica
Feb 28, 2017

I think some of this book is not based on real facts.

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priyantogunardi
Jun 28, 2016

This book is a page turner. It details the conflict between different parties in WWII and how strategic and tactical leaders behaved during the war.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 20, 2016

Amazing book. I was BLOWN away.

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JP_Wright
Feb 03, 2016

I was blown away by this book! I have to be honest, I do not like Bill O’Reilly at all and despise his show and I doubt he actually wrote this. I am sure that Martin Dugard was the real author and Bill just stamped his name for publicity and earnings. Regardless, I really loved reading this book. This book is not just about General Patton. Every chapter is filled with impeccable historical details about a particular leader (such as Hitler, Patton, Roosevelt, or Stalin) and the situation/crisis that they were facing. I felt like I was right there with them experiencing their grief, confusion, anger, fear, and anxiety. I appreciate that this book shows the humanity of all the people involved and their struggles and illnesses. The details were vivid, the emotions were heartfelt, and the experience exhilarating. Any history buff will really enjoy this book. I look forward to reading other books in this spectacular series and highly recommend it. Enjoy this amazing journey during one of the most tumultuous times in world history.

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01848951sg
Sep 11, 2015

The "author" (who probably just put his name on his "co-author's" work) is a well-known conspiracy theorist who wouldn't know a fact if it bit him in the face. If you are interested in the real George Patton or the last years of WWII,, please read a factual account of General Patton's life and career or of the war itself rather than this fantasy book written by and for idiots. The sad thing is that there are people who think this book is "well researched" and "informative". It is neither.

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IntheLordsjoy
Sep 11, 2015

Just a load, what a waste of a tree. to be quite honest I have read better from school age children. I would like to suggest anything by Mr. Axelrod instead.

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Jan 30, 2015

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