Patton's Library

The following was kindly provided by Captain T.W. Forrest of the D.C. Army National Guard.

Suggestions for 
Professional Officer Development Readings 
Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.

As soldiers it is our duty to continue are professional development by reading.  General George S. Patton, Jr. (1885-1945), was known for his study and reading of military history.  In 1952,  his widow, Beatrice Patton, provided a list of his favorite books for an issue of Armor magazine (Patton, Beatrice Ayer, "A Soldier's Reading," Armor 61 (November-December 1952, pp. 10-11).  I provide it to you for your professional development:

She also explained that during WW II, Patton read about the areas in which he fought and for an understanding of tactics.  For example:

For further study in the importance of professional reading and how it can shape a soldier I recommend the following:

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