Patton, Montgomery, Rommel by Terry Brighton audiobook

Patton, Montgomery, Rommel: Masters of War

By Terry Brighton
Read by Mel Foster

15.37 Hours 12/14/2009 Unabridged
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In the Second World War, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany each produced one land-force commander who stood out from the rest: George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. All were arrogant, publicity seeking, and personally flawed, yet each possessed a genius for command and an unrivaled enthusiasm for combat. But their explosive relationships with one another rivaled the pyrotechnics of their tank battles in determining the conduct and outcome of the war. In the first book of its kind, historian Terry Brighton brings all three men "together" against a backdrop of the great armored battles of the war. Brighton dug through archives in England, Germany, and the United States to find new primary source material and interpretations of how these masters of battle sought the fight, despised the politics, and captured their own glory. Was Patton actually like George C. Scott's portrayal of him in Patton? Did Monty always steal thunder from Patton? How would the war have ended if Rommel had had more tanks? Brighton tackles these absorbing questions and more in a fascinating book that any student of history will savor.

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Summary

Summary

In the Second World War, the United States, Great Britain, and Germany each produced one land-force commander who stood out from the rest: George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel. All were arrogant, publicity seeking, and personally flawed, yet each possessed a genius for command and an unrivaled enthusiasm for combat. But their explosive relationships with one another rivaled the pyrotechnics of their tank battles in determining the conduct and outcome of the war. In the first book of its kind, historian Terry Brighton brings all three men "together" against a backdrop of the great armored battles of the war.

Brighton dug through archives in England, Germany, and the United States to find new primary source material and interpretations of how these masters of battle sought the fight, despised the politics, and captured their own glory. Was Patton actually like George C. Scott's portrayal of him in Patton? Did Monty always steal thunder from Patton? How would the war have ended if Rommel had had more tanks? Brighton tackles these absorbing questions and more in a fascinating book that any student of history will savor.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Foster narrates the stories of these three men...with an energetic performance that is quite nuanced and expressive.... [He] allows the listener to completely enjoy the accounts of these amazing warriors. AudioFile
“Brighton [moves] into the top rank of general audience military writers with this effervescent, perceptive triple biography.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The author pulls no punches…Very highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Foster narrates the stories of these three men…with an energetic performance that is quite nuanced and expressive…[He] allows the listener to completely enjoy the accounts of these amazing warriors.” AudioFile
“Intelligent, insightful, and perceptive.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Terry Brighton

Author Bio: Terry Brighton

Terry Brighton is a master historian and curator of the Queen’s Royal Lancers Museum. He has also served as an Anglican priest in England, and he is the author of Hell Riders: The True Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade. He lives in England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English