Search Results: "Brett Patton"


BOOK REVIEW

PATTON by Alan Axelrod
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Like Patton at his best: polished, precise and persuasive."
George Patton revolutionizes warfare while struggling with his inner demons during times of peace. Read full book review >

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PATTON by Carlo D’este
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Wilson wealth and good living was something that blessed Patton his entire life''), sometimes flags, occasionally bores. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen; 9 maps)"
Legendary for his tactical speed in war, General George S. Patton (18851945) was also notable for drama and style. Read full book review >

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PATTON by Jim Sudmeier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A radical new biography that should interest historians, military strategists, and psychologists."
A revisionist history of Gen. George S. Patton that attributes his famously erratic behavior to a personality disorder. Read full book review >

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MECHA ROGUE by Brett Patton
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Slam-bang action with never a dull moment: imagine a 21st century Lensman series, if anybody still remembers E.E. 'Doc' Smith, without the latter's lofty black-and-white moral tone and awful prose."
In style and violence, a hybrid of the movies Transformers and Independence Day: the sequel to Mecha Corps (2011). Read full book review >

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BRETT McCARTHY by Maria Padian
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2008

"The pacing is smooth and the actions build to a sad, if realistic, ending. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Bigmouth Brett has two great loves: vocabulary words and soccer. Read full book review >

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GENERAL PATTON by Stanley P. Hirshson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Hirshorn's highly useful reevaluation will be of particular interest to students of modern military history."
A sprawling life of the brilliant but very nasty American general known by his soldiers as "Old Blood and Guts." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Too painful to be a comfort to other parents and lovers, this is—as it seems meant to be—a tribute to the richness and vitality of a young woman who fought to make every dying day count for life."
The dramatic, sad story of a young woman's prolonged death from cancer, as told by her devastated father. Read full book review >

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THE LIZARD WAR by Jack Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"Furnished with a light wash of natural science, a buggy, action-oriented adventure that goes light on the gore and gross bits. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Budding entomologist Max Darwin makes a wish—and finds himself on Bug Island, where the local insects are threatened by an invasion of hungry reptiles and amphibians. Read full book review >

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PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL by Terry Brighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Intelligent, insightful and perceptive."
Linked biography of three flamboyant World War II generals who often but not invariably deserved their fame. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"An attentive consideration of the deep affection between a military legend and his son, of particular interest to those already enthralled by Patton's larger-than-life shadow."
With the assistance of former Elle and Vogue contributor Scruby, the grandson of George S. Patton Jr. chronicles the relationship between his father and grandfather in this mélange of memoir, correspondence and biography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 1999

"A strictly academic study of Patton's generalship in one significant battle. (maps)"
A detailed analysis of one of the few WWII campaigns led by General George S. Patton that could be called a failure. Read full book review >

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THE VERY VERY VERY LONG DOG by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A mildly amusing outing for an odd though engaging canine character. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An extremely long "sausage dog" causes problems with his far-distant rear end until his friends provide a creative solution. Read full book review >