Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War

Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War

Terry Brighton

In Patton, Montgomery, Rommel, considered one of Britain's so much finished army students offers an extraordinary learn of the land struggle within the North African and ecu theaters, in addition to their leader commanders—three males who additionally occurred to be the main compelling dramatis personae of worldwide battle II.

Beyond spellbinding depictions of pivotal confrontations at El Alamein, Monte Cassino, and the Ardennes wooded area, author-scholar Terry Brighton illuminates the non-public motivations and old occasions that propelled the 3 men's careers: how Patton's, Montgomery's, and Rommel's nice conflict stories helped to mould their kind of command—and how, precisely, they controlled to use their arguably megalomaniacal personalities (and hitherto unrecognized political acumen and tact) to enhance their careers and strategic imaginative and prescient.

Opening new avenues of inquiry into the lives and careers of 3 males greatly profiled through students and renowned historians alike, Brighton definitively solutions various lingering and arguable questions: was once Patton fairly as vainglorious in genuine lifestyles as he used to be portrayed to be at the silver screen?—and how did his tireless advocacy of "mechanized cavalry" perpetually swap the face of conflict? was once Monty's dogged publicity-seeking pushed through his personal want for popularity or via his wish to declare for Britain a management function in postwar international order?—and how did this prickly "commoner" be ready to earn affection and esteem from enlisted males and the Aristocracy alike? How may the battle have ended if Rommel had had extra tanks?—and what primary philosophical distinction among him and Hitler made such an end result almost most unlikely?

Abetted by means of new fundamental resource fabric and lively by means of Terry Brighton's incomparable storytelling presents, Patton, Montgomery, Rommel bargains severe new interpretations of the second one global warfare because it used to be skilled by way of its 3 so much flamboyant, debatable, and influential commanders—and augments our figuring out of every in their perceptions of battle and leadership.

From the Hardcover edition.

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