My Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies


Patton: A Genius For War

by Carlo D’Este
977 pages
HarperCollins
Published: November 1995

Patton: A Genius For War” was published in 1995 and is the biography for which Carlo D’Este is best known. He is an author, military historian and a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Three years ago I read and reviewed his excellent biography of Dwight Eisenhower on this site.

There are few better pairings in the world of biography than George S. Patton – a wickedly complicated, imperious and colorful military mind – and Carlo D’Este. With 820 pages of text, and a treasure trove of uncommonly illuminating notes and bibliography, this book is comprehensive, balanced, unfailingly attentive and the product of meticulous research. What it is not, however, is efficient

See the full review at:
www.thebestbiographies.com

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