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Patton Hidden in Plain Sight:The Story of Patton and his Third Army, Hidden in Print for 75 years
The Images Uncovered
Denny G. Hair
This book is a result of thousands of hours of research and covers new information about General George S. Patton Jr. Many of the images have been colorized and some have never before been published and Hidden in Plain Sight since WWII. There are images from the rare and top secret Third Army After Action reports and many not seen since they were first printed in 1945. Included are rare personal accounts from General Patton's staff with insider's view of Patton's Third Army Headquarters.
You can follow General Patton, through the "Images Uncovered" from his doubts to his triumphs as he leads the famous United States Third Army across Europe. Many of the images are from General Patton's own collection, the Library of Congress and the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. Thousands of sources were researched to correct the misconceptions and separate the facts from the fiction, and the movie and his career.
The book has been meticulously researched for almost ten years and is the first of a series of books covering Patton and his Third Army in WWII. This is a stand along book and a companion book to the Patton Hidden in Plain Sight series that will be out in 2016. This book may not be suited for a young audiences due to Patton's colorful language and descriptive accounts of the Nazi concentration camps that Third Army liberated.
Denny Hair is one of the world's foremost experts on General Patton. As such, he's been a guest lecturer on the life and times of General Patton at hundreds of events, including veteran reunions, military history museums and lectures in the United States, as well as abroad. He was honored to be the guest lecturer for the United States Army to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of General Patton's death in Heidelberg Germany, the hospital where Patton died.
Mr. Hair has authored articles, newsletters and lectured on many military and police topics and has been published on several occasions in Army Motors, the Military Preservation Associations International magazine. His latest article on the General Patton M20 Armored Car was published in Military Vehicles Magazine October 2014.
Denny Hair is a retired 31 year veteran of the Houston Police Department. He served as a trained investigator, Houston Police Academy instructor, founded the Houston Police Museum and taught at the Houston Police Academy for many years. He was a crime scene investigator and commanded a Crime Scene Unit as a patrolman in the south of Houston. He received many honors and awards including Officer of the Year in 1982 "In Recognition of Outstanding Service and Performance Above and Beyond the Call of Duty."
He now resides in Texas and spends his time working on historical projects and travels nationally teaching and honoring the Greatest Generation who served in WWII.
Revised edition May 2016
- Publication Date:
- 069253590X / 9780692535905
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 11"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- History / Americas