Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard
Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard is my favorite of the O’Reilly “Killing” series I have read to date. The authors tell the story of this important historical figure’s professional life in a manner that was a pleasure to read.
Patton was clearly a great leader that liked to win and did what it took to win. He was loved by many, hated by some, and feared by many in power. He was a key figure in America’s success in World War II and clearly saw the future past the war that many ignored, especially as it pertains to Russia and the Cold War that followed WWII.
This was a guy that did not buy into to Political Correctness and was probably killed for it. This book doesn’t dive into any conspiracy theories surrounding his death, but certainly touches on the facts surrounding his very fishy death. A very interesting leader, the kind America so badly craves today.
The story of Patton’s life also teaches the important lesson of how dangerous it can be to threaten those in power with the truth, in his case it most likely cost him his life. This book brings this important figure in American history to today’s readers. This book is certainly worth your reading time. So as usual Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!