Brothers, Rivals, Victors

Brothers, Rivals, Victors

Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, and the Partnership That Drove the Allied Conquest in Europe

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Penguin Putnam
The true story of the friendship-and rivalry-among the greatest American generals of World War II.

Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler's hold over Europe. But they also shared an intricate web of relationships going back decades. In the cauldron of World War II, they found their prewar friendships complicated by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, patriotism, and ambition.

Meticulously researched and vividly written, Jonathan W. Jordan's Brothers Rivals, Victors recounts the battle for Europe through the eyes of these three legendary generals who fought to liberate two continents. For the first time in such detail, the bonds between these battle captains are explored, and readers are treated to a rare insider's view of life at the summit of raw, violent power. Throughout three years of hard, bloody warfare, Eisenhower, the Alliance's great diplomat, sought victory in the fighting qualities and tactical genius of his most trusted subordinates, Bradley and Patton. Bradley and Patton, in turn, owed their careers to Eisenhower, who protected them from the slings and arrows of politicians, rival generals, their allies, and the U.S. Navy. The twin pillars of their working relationships were duty and trust. Yet their friendship, so genuine and unalloyed before the war, would be put to the ultimate test as life-and-death decisions were thrust upon them, and honor and duty conflicted with personal loyalty.

Brothers Rivals Victors is drawn from the candid accounts of its main characters, and strips away much of the public image of "Ike" (Eisenhower), the "G.I.'s General" (Bradley), and "Old Blood and Guts" (Patton) to reveal the men lurking beneath the legend. Adding richness to this insider's story are the words and observations of a supporting cast of generals, staff officers, secretaries, aides, politicians, and wives, whose close proximity to Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton in times of stress and tranquility are brought together to produce a uniquely intimate account of a relationship that influenced a war. The story of how these three great strategists pulled together to wage the deadliest conflict in history, despite their differences and rivalries, is marvelously told in this eye-opening narrative, sure to become a classic of military history.



Baker & Taylor
Examines the relationship between American World War II generals Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley, and looks at how they were able to work together to defeat Germany.

Baker
& Taylor

Describes the true complex friendship between Dwight D. Eisenhower, George S. Patton, and Omar Bradley that began decades before World War II and was shaped by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity, and ambition.
Describes the true complex friendship between Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton and General Omar Bradley that began decades before World War II and was shaped by shifting allegiances, jealousy, insecurity and ambition.

Publisher: New York : New American Library, c2011
ISBN: 9780451232120
0451232127
Branch Call Number: 940.541273 J764b
Characteristics: xiv, 654 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

n
nsystems
Nov 13, 2014

It's very well written, and great history.
I appreciate Eisenhower, Bradley, and Patton more, having read this. Highly recommended.

KEVIN DOWD Aug 14, 2013

Terrific book. wow. a new look at this late date 2013... great details on the relationship between then men and details on the creation of the circumstances of the battles.

After reading hundreds of books about the battle details.. this one is a new look at the commanders.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SJCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top