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Author English, John A. (John Alan)

Title Patton's peers : the forgotten Allied field army commanders of the Western Front, 1944-45 / John A. English.

Publication Info. Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2009]


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxx, 345 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-334) and index.
Contents In the shadow of Sir Arthur : Gen. H.D.G Crerar, First Canadian Army -- In the shadow of Montgomery : Gen. Miles Dempsey, British Second Army -- In the shadow of Bradley : Gen. Courtney H. Hodges, U.S. First Army -- In the shadow of Britannia : Gen. William H. Simpson, U.S. Ninth Army -- In the shadow of Patton : Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch, U.S. Seventh Army -- In the shadow of Napoleon : Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French First Army -- Conclusion -- Appendix. The tactical air support of Allied ground troops.
Summary Through the force of his personality and the headline-grabbing advance of his U.S. Third Army, General George S. Patton has eclipsed the other six men who, like him, led field armies in the great Allied campaign to liberate northwest Europe in 1944-45. This book presents a masterful reassessment of the eleven-month struggle from D-Day to Germany's surrender, shedding long overdue light on the contributions of these forgotten Allied field army commanders. As the leader of an army of several hundred thousand troops, each had to plan operations days and weeks in advance, coordinate air support and assess intelligence, give orders to corps commanders, manage a staff of sometimes difficult subordinates, and deal with superiors like Eisenhower, Bradley, and Montgomery. Some performed less ably than the rest while others rivaled Patton in their achievements. All are lifted from Patton's shadow in this book.
Note Print version record.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography.
Generals -- Biography.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Generals. (OCoLC)fst00939841
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Western Front (World War (1914-1918)) (OCoLC)fst01900003
Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
United States.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Print version: English, John A. (John Alan). Patton's peers. First edition 9780811705011 (DLC) 2008036406 (OCoLC)244567150
ISBN 9780811741231 (electronic bk.)
0811741230 (electronic bk.)
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