The Pattons

The Pattons

A Personal History of An American Family

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Uses anecdotal family lore to illuminate the private life both of George S. Patton and of his ancestors, discussing the former's charm, shortcomings, and obsessiveness, and his effect on his family

Book News
Robert Patton, the first Patton male in five generations not to pursue a military career, uses letters, diaries and personal documents, some more than 200 years old, to tell the story of his uniquely American military family. Family members, including several women, fought in the Indian wars, the Revolutionary War, for the Confederacy in the Civil War, and in both world wars. Patton focuses on his most famous ancestor, Gen. George Patton, and reveals the inner man as well as his military accomplishments. Includes b&w photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
The first Patton ancestors, including several notable women, were pioneers involved in the Indian wars of early America. One man fought with the Scottish rebel, Bonnie Prince Charlie, before fleeing to the colonies, where he later became a general in the Revolutionary War. Since then, virtually all the Patton men have been military officers - until Robert Patton, the author of this illuminating, profound, and wonderfully anecdotal book, broke the pattern.
The star of the family (and of this book) was George S. Patton, Jr. And while there have been biographies of him before (and the movie, Patton, starring George C. Scott), none rivals The Pattons in revealing the inner man that only his family knew: the insecurity behind the bravado; his complex relationships with his wife and children, with his soldiers, and with the romance and horror of war.
Drawing on private letters and diaries to which he has sole access, Robert Patton brings both his own story and his family's to life like the best historical novelist. The Pattons is at once an intimate reflection on tradition, fame, and personal discovery and a solid contribution to American military and social history.

Baker
& Taylor

Uses anecdotal family lore to illuminate the private life both of George S. Patton and of his ancestors, discussing the former's charm, shortcomings, and obsessiveness, and his effect on his family. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [1994]
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780517590683
0517590689
Branch Call Number: 355.0092 PATTO
Characteristics: xv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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