Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton.
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
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Military leaders are feared, never respected
The geniuses of war, in war, and after war are very worrisome to those who only think they themselves are geniuses. These "lesser lights" foment dissension, ensure their sycophantic ways inure them to others of the same ilk, and seek absolution for their murderous ways. Looks like Bill and Martin captured those people perfectly in a fascinating look at a man whose every waking moment was learning about war. Great writing.
Review: Killing Patton
Easy read. Lot's of information. Good book to follow the ending days of WWII.
However, the title of the book, "Killing Patton" seems to suggest that Patton was murdered. Also, recent comments made by Bill O'Reilly on TV boldly state that the two authors believe that Patton was murdered, although they can't prove it.
I found no evidence supplied by these authors to support their claim of a conspiracy. Rather, the book details only suggest something 'fishy' might have been underway but no 'smoking' gun was presented.
I believe we will never know what happened for sure.
Patrick Maxfield, Folsom CA
The Hardy Boys Pretend to be Military Historians
I read this in several sittings, but not because it was a riveting account so Patton and the circumstances surrounding his death. I kept waiting to learn something new. It wasn't until I finished the book that I finally did: these fellas are historical lightweights. I laughed when I read O'Reilly's suggested reading, not because that weren't excellent choices (most were), but because it seems he learned nothing from them if , in fact, he read some of those master historians.