Book ‘The Commanders’ by Lloyd Clark

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From an acclaimed military historian, the interlocking lives of three of the most important and consequential generals in World War II. Born in the two decades prior to World War I, George Patton, Bernard Montgomery, and Erwin Rommel became among the most recognized and successful military leaders of the 20th century. However, as acclaimed military historian Lloyd Clark reveals in his penetrating and insightful braided chronicle of their lives, they charted very different, often interrupted, paths to their ultimate leadership positions commanding hundreds of thousands of troops during World War II and celebrated as heroes in the United States, Britain, and Germany. Patton was born into a military family and from an early age felt he was destined for glory; following a disjointed childhood, Montgomery found purpose and direction in a military academy…

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (November 15, 2022); Pages: 432 pages; ISBN-10: 0802160220; ISBN-13: 978-0802160225; ASIN:‎ B0B173C21H

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Author’s biography: LLOYD CLARK is co-founder of the Centre for Army Leadership, British Army, at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Professor of Modern War Studies, Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham. One of the U.K.’s leading military historians, he is the author of several books including BlitzkriegThe Battle of the TanksCrossing the Rhine, and Anzio.


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