Patton: A Biography by Alan Axelrod, Wesley K. Clark

By Alan Axelrod, Wesley K. Clark

George S. Patton embodied contradiction: a cavalryman steeped in romantic army culture, he however pulled a reluctant American army into the main complicated nation-states of hugely cellular armored war. An autocratic snob, Patton created remarkable rapport and loyalty with the lowliest inner most in his command; an outspoken racist, he led the single racially built-in U.S. army unit in global struggle II; an exuberantly profane guy, he prayed day-by-day and believed God had destined him for army greatness; a profoundly insecure person, he made his 3rd military the main self-confident and always positive battling strength within the ecu theater. From Patton's boyhood combating dyslexia and changing into an avid reader, to his management options that modernized the U.S. military, Alan Axelrod can provide a desirable account of Patton's existence and legacy.

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However, by chewing him out and then apologizing, in public, for having crossed the line, Patton initiated his steady rise into the realm of army legend and lore. It was, of course, a minor incident. But Patton quickly discovered that he had a natural talent for converting minor incidents into the stuff of minor myth. As he was drilling his troops one day, Patton was suddenly bucked off his horse. He instantly remounted, only to have his horse rear back. But this time Patton held on as the horse fell.

Patton’s hope was that the police action would soon break into open warfare. In a matter of months, it would, more or less. But for now, Patton could find no one at Fort Bliss to tell him what he was expected to do. THE PURSUIT OF PANCHO VILLA 35 Eventually, he was informed that there really was nothing for him to do until his regiment arrived. In the meantime, it was suggested that he study for the examination that would qualify him for advancement from second to first lieutenant. He asked for extra time to prepare, and since no one had anything to better occupy him, he was granted the extension.

To be sure, it was no garden spot and certainly less comfortable than a posting in Manila, but new troubles were brewing between Mexico and the United States, and Patton sensed the possibility of real action at this post. Mexico was in turmoil. Numerous would-be leaders vied for power, including the brutal Victoriano Huerta and the more moderate Venustiano Carranza. In these struggles, partisans of one leader or the other sometimes crossed the border into the United States to replenish their war chests with cash and goods “liberated” from towns in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

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