Sunday, August 22, 2010
Patton: The Pursuit of Desinty, by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin is my kind of military biography.
Works of this nature are often voluminous collections of irrelevent facts. This book just tells the story of World War II's greatest general, simply and clearly.
In less than 200 pages. Von Hassell and Breslin capture the heart behind Patton's leadership genius and and quirky personal shortcomings. The reader walks away with a deep appreciation for the general's contribution to American history, and a better understanding of his inner workings.
It's an easy read, with ramifications for all who serve in leadership.
(a complimentary copy of Patton was provided for review by Booksneeze.)