Killing Patton – Book Review

From the people who brought us “Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy,” and “Killing Jesus”, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard have done it again and produced a fascinating and riveting account on World War II’s famous general, George S. Patton, Jr.

Having died under mysterious circumstance, months after the end of World War II, General George S. Patton, Jr. death, has always been surrounded with suspicion and controversy. For nearly seventy years, people have debated over the cause of his death. In this brilliant work of nonfiction, O’Reilly, recounts the final year of Patton’s life during World War II and provides us with an extremely satisfying read.

Readers who are familiar with O’Reilly’s “Killing series” will appreciate this fourth entry in the series. As with his other famous books on famous historical assassinations, O’Reilly does an amazing job recounting the events up until Patton’s untimely demise. The book also explores Patton’s role in WW2 as well as key leaders like Hitler, Stalin, Churhill, etc.

Surprisingly, only a small portion of the book is dedicated to explaining Patton’s death. O’Reilly later stated that he the purpose of the book wasn’t to indulge in conspiracy theories, but to celebrate one of history’s most famous generals. Still, the book remains, deeply fascinating, extensively researched, and highly detailed. With a lot of historical facts about the late General, his allies and the events leading up to his death.

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General is a brilliant work of nonfiction and fans will be trilled with this latest addition in the “Killing” series. It has all the elements and more which made the previous books in the series an instant hit with readers. If you’re a fan of military and famous assassinations books, you won’t be disappointed with this gem.

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