Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop now Shop now Shop now
  • RRP: £11.88
  • You Save: £0.45 (4%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 8 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
War as I Knew it has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this book. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

War as I Knew it Paperback – 8 May 1995

11 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£11.43
£6.59 £3.40
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
£11.43 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 8 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on Amazon.co.uk with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • War as I Knew it
  • +
  • Patton: A Genius for War
  • +
  • A Soldier's Story (Modern Library)
Total price: £40.06
Buy the selected items together



Product details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (Trade); New edition edition (8 May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395735297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395735299
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 454,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Gallen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Nov. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
War As I Knew It" is the World War II memoirs of General George S. Patton, beginning with the Operation Torch landings in North Africa in 1942 and continuing to the German Surrender on May 8, 1945. Patton died a few months after the end of the war. I suspect that this explains its fairly unpolished style.

This book is, essentially, World War II as Patton observed it. It verifies many of the scenes and dialogues which we enjoy in the movie "Patton". It does not get into deep analysis of the war or explanations of his actions. It is good in reporting the movements of the various units under his command. There is very little about the rivalry between himself and Montgomery or the competition for resources between the Third Army and others. From reading this you would not learn that there was any controversy over the slapping of a soldier in the hospital. One must look elsewhere for a realization that the relationships between Patton and Eisenhower and Bradley were crucial and changed as the war progressed.

I read this book in the hopes of getting a better understanding of Patton's approach to the war which he led. In this I was moderately disappointed. I do recommend it as a second book on Patton through which to obtain a deeper understanding, but would not recommend it as a first book. As a first hand report on the war, I do not rate it up with Eisenhower's "Crusade in Europe" (see my Amazon review). For an understanding of Patton, I recommend "Patton: Ordeal and Triumph" by Ladislas Farago (see my Amazon review) as a starting point with "War As I Knew It" as a supplemental work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 July 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is as valuable for the light it sheds on Patton's character as it is for the detailed accounts of his various European campaigns. Patton's directness (admittedly the book was a rough draft of what would have been published had he lived) confirms that he was a man committed to discerning and speaking the truth. Generous with friends and reticent with enemies, he appears honorable and entirely credible in his explication of the facts of the War. As for his opinions on the nature of war, they are very clearly encapsulated in the appendix, and are shown to be both learned and hard to refute.
A large portion of the book is concerned with the dispositions of the Third Army; these sections would undoubtedly be easier to follow if more and better maps were included in the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 April 1999
Format: Paperback
I consider these book just excelent, the third part of the book regarding tactics and strategy it is an example of how to run not only an army but also a business, in these days of global competition and crisis being a good strategist and a good leader is the key to success, i recomend these book to executive managers and business students.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By RR Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I discovered this slightly battered, yellowing and a little musty smelling copy in one of this second-hand bookshops it is possible to while hours away just wandering.

From the outset, I must admit Patton is one of my heroes - a man in the right place, at the right time and just right for what he had to do. Never far from trouble, usually caused by his mouth rather than his armies, he was a warrior from a warrior family, one who was completely unafraid to take decisions and send men into battle. Controversial and vain, highly intelligent, well-read and erudite, he had many faults but he also knew how to inspire men and how to win battles - battles rather than wars, perhaps.

To have achieved what he did and kept a daily journal is amazing. He was a "hands-on" general, one unafraid to get down and dirty. Complete with maps, drawings, plans and other illustrations, e.g. a detailed plan of the army positions at the Battle of the Bulge early on 22nd December 1944 and another showing positions late on 22nd December, 1 January and 31st January, it is a rare insight into how he went about his war. One poignant feature for readers but essential logistics for Patton are the regular tables, e.g. 24th October - "Third Army - Killed-4,541, Wounded-22,718, Missing-4,548, Non-battle casualties-13,323 - Grand Total-45,130, Replacements-43,566 / Enemy - Killed-30,900, Wounded-89,600, Prisoners-95,600 - Total-216,100" (P 131). Reading these types and scales of figures requires a certain type of man.

"I complacently remembered that I had always 'Demanded the impossible,' that I had 'Dared extreme occasions' and that I had 'Not taken counsel of my fears'.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin on 15 Oct. 2010
Format: Paperback
an excellent personal account of WW2 from 1942 to 1945 as seen by Patton from his personal diaries - I bought both this book & also Patton: A Biography by Axelrod - I started reading them in that order but switched part way through & completely read the biography first & then the War As I Knew It had much more impact - so recommend buying & reading the biography at the same time
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This man was indeed a genius in war!! His courage and strength and vitality to win campaigns were amazing, and his outspokenness were what made him so strong in opinion. He was America' s finest.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback