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ERC – Microhistory – Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General @bookdout

I just finished Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General. Once again, Bill O’Reilly sets out to create a book about a key historical figure, and it is filled with fascinating facts, information, and rich with history. This book explored not only Patton, but other key political figures such as FDR, Churchill, Hitler, Mussolini, and many others. There are mentions to special officers in the military who made key impacts in the war, even if their lives were cut extremely short. Patton was a character, a bold, outspoken character who could inspire the troops with energy, or slight an entire country without even realizing it. He had few greater loves than his country and his men, and those loves included his family. His death is surrounded by an air of mystery and, while this book mentions only and does not explore them, is covered in conspiracy theories. I loved this book by Bill O’Reilly, as I have his other books, and I give it five shiny gold stars. I especially loved the audio version, as O’Reilly is a powerful narrator. Wonderful read!

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ERC – Microhistory – Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

Right now, I am listening to Killing Patton:  The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General on audio CD from the library. This has been an interesting look at WWII, and many of the key players involved. Killing Patton is not just about Patton himself. It is also about the many soldiers who were in battle, political leaders, and of course the evil one himself… Hitler. I do not have any feelings whatsoever about Bill O’Reilly. I do not love him, or hate him, or give him much thought. I do, however, love his books, and think he is a wonderful narrator for them. I enjoy listening to his powerful voice, and find it soothing. There are so many little facts that I did not know about WWII that I am discovering in this book. Faux pas that were made; political secrets; and the good, bad, and ugly of war. While Patton is remembered as a great and amazing General, he made several blunders due to his outspoken and gruff manner that made him difficult to work with. This, plus the mystery surrounding his death makes for a great story. I am only about a 1/3 the way finished, so I will give my review soon, but so far, I am loving this new book by Bill O’Reilly.

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