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Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton Hardcover – 20 Nov 2008

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  • Hardcover: 444 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery History (20 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596985798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596985797
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 3.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 628,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He was the most controversial American general in World War II—and also one of the most successful, courageous, and audacious. As a postwar administrator of defeated Germany, he sounded alarm bells about the dangers of Soviet encroachment into Europe. Politically, he was a lightning rod—an outspoken conservative who continually embarrassed his superiors with his uncensored, undiplomatic, and unrestrained comments to the press. He was General George S. Patton Jr., old Blood and Guts.

In 1945, shortly before he was to fly home to the states as a conquering hero, he was involved in a mysterious car crash that left him partially paralyzed.

Two weeks later, just as his doctors were about to send him home to finish his recovery, he was dead.
The army ruled the car crash an accident, his death natural. Yet witness testimony on the crash conflicted, key players in the incident disappeared, official reports vanished, soldiers were ordered to keep silent, and there was no autopsy performed on the body.

Investigative and military reporter Robert Wilcox, author of Black Aces High and Wings of Fury, has spent more than ten years investigating these mysteries, and in Target: Patton he has written an electrifying account of the shocking circumstances—long hidden from the public—surrounding the death of America's most famous general. In Target: Patton, you'll discover:

The extraordinary war hero, artist, and mercenary who said he was ordered by U.S. intelligence to assassinate Patton
The OSS agent who knew Patton was in danger and tried to save him
New evidence from recently declassified documents revealing doubts about the official version of Patton's death
The final stories of those involved in the accident, including those who were thought to have disappeared—until now

Provocative, shocking, and compelling, Target: Patton takes you through the maze of denials, contradictions, and treacheries behind one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II.

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What really happened to General George S. Patton?

He was the most controversial American general in World War IIand also one of the most successful. As a postwar administrator of defeated Germany, he sounded alarm bells about the dangers of Soviet encroachment into Europe. Politically, he was a lightning rodan outspoken conservative who continually embarrassed his superiors with his uncensored, undiplomatic, and unrestrained comments to the press.

In 1945, shortly before he was to fly home to the states as a conquering hero, he was involved in a mysterious car crash that left him partially paralyzed. Two weeks later, just as his doctors were about to send him home to finish his recovery, he was dead.

The army ruled the car crash an accident, his death natural. Yet witness testimony on the crash conflicted, key players in the incident disappeared, official reports vanished, soldiers were ordered to keep silent, and there was no autopsy performed on the body.

Investigative and military reporter Robert K. Wilcox, author of Black Aces High andWings of Fury, has spent more than ten years investigating these mysteries and takes you through the maze of denials, contradictions, and treacheries behind one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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