Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

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The intimate true story of three of the greatest American generals of World War II, and how their intense blend of comradery and competition spurred Allied forces to victory.
 
Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and Omar Bradley shared bonds going back decades. All three were West Pointers who pursued their army careers with a remarkable zeal, even as their paths diverged. Bradley was a standout infantry instructor, while Eisenhower displayed an unusual ability for organization and diplomacy. Patton, who had chased Pancho Villa in Mexico and led troops in the First World War, seemed destined for high command and outranked his two friends for years. But with the arrival of World War II, it was Eisenhower who attained the role of Supreme Commander, with Patton and Bradley as his subordinates.
 
Jonathan W. Jordan’s New York Times bestselling Brothers Rivals Victors explores this friendship that waxed and waned over three decades and two world wars, a union complicated by rank, ambition, jealousy, backbiting and the enormous stresses of command. In a story that unfolds across the deserts of North Africa to the beaches of Sicily, from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and beyond, readers are offered revealing new portraits of these iconic generals.
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About the author

Jonathan W. Jordan is the author of American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II and the award-winning Lone Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the Shaping of the American West. He lives in Georgia.


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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Apr 5, 2011
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Pages
672
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ISBN
9781101475249
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads of State
History / Military / World War II
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