Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

Killing Patton

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General; co-written by Martin Dugard

Killing Patton deals with the last year of World War II: the colorful leaders and generals of the ETO (European Theater of Operations.) Patton was a arguably the finest fighting general in World War II, but the attributes that made him a great general in war time also make him hard to deal with after the fighting stopped. So when he died, little was made of the suspicious nature of his death. O’Reilly and Martin Dugard dig up some of the dangerous characters who wanted Patton dead, but they don’t connect any dots. They do point out many of the records of the investigation have gone missing.
I enjoyed the book- especially the trivia, anecdotes, and personalities involved. I found the coverage of The Battle Of The Bulge enlightening. O’Reilly also covers the failed rescue attempt of Major John Watson, Patton’s son-in-law. Even Anna Frank and the Holocaust are covered in the book.
I always enjoy reading aspects of WWII, which I have not read before.

326 pages


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