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O’Reilly book to examine George Patton’s death
Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2014 11:02 PM EDT

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:35:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai

News host Bill O’Reilly’s fourth book in his multimillion-selling history series will examine the mysterious death surrounding famed World War II Gen. George Patton.

Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt and Company, announced Wednesday that “Killing Patton” will be published on Sept. 23. Martin Dugard will be the co-author. …

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; blowhard; bor; fauxnews; generalpatton; killingpatton; liberalagenda; tedbaxter
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1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:35:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

O’Reilly - you’re killing me.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 4:39:08 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Olog-hai

I can hardly wait. Since he showed how Jesus actually died for taxes, I’m sure we’ll get an interesting take on Patton’s death as well. I guess that salvation thing was just a happy coincidence of a tax protest.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 4:40:22 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: andyk

Bump


4 posted on 05/29/2014 4:42:06 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Olog-hai

Tedious blowhard.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 4:44:19 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Olog-hai

He may be a blowhard but Pattons’ death may have been a murder too


6 posted on 05/29/2014 4:46:23 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai

I watched an in depth show about Patton’s death last year. The guys that pulled in front of Patton’s vehicle in a Army truck were all drunk. Patton ordered from his death bed that he did not want any type of charges brought against the soldiers that would follow them the rest of their years.


7 posted on 05/29/2014 4:47:21 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Olog-hai

0’Pinhead strikes (out) again!
***

Dick.G: AMERICAN!
*****


8 posted on 05/29/2014 4:50:24 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Olog-hai

Did Patton outrank Ike at the conclusion of WWII?.......

Find out....
Dick.G: AMERICAN!
*****


9 posted on 05/29/2014 5:02:17 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Olog-hai

In order to turn an automobile accident into a murder mystery, you have to write a work of fiction and that is what this will be, total fiction. Patton died in an automobile accident, period.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 5:03:21 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Olog-hai

ping


11 posted on 05/29/2014 5:04:20 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t understand.

Thought he came back....


12 posted on 05/29/2014 5:06:46 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai
English is apparently a second language at the AP:

will examine the mysterious death surrounding famed World War II Gen. George Patton.

should be

will examine the mystery surrounding the death of famed World War II Gen. George Patton.

or

will examine the mysterious death of famed World War II Gen. George Patton.

13 posted on 05/29/2014 5:19:30 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: centurion316

Post of the day. Well said.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 5:20:59 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Olog-hai

This actually is an interesting idea. The other books he’s done have been done before, and better.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 5:23:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

“As it turned out Bazata, who had suffered a stroke and was, after a professional lifetime of silence, willing to talk, told me to my surprise that it was he who had been ordered to kill Patton. The order had come from OSS head, “Wild Bill” Donovan, and he had set up the accident with an NKVD agent, the Soviet spy agency...”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/the_mysterious_death_of_gen_george_s_patton.html


16 posted on 05/29/2014 5:26:58 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Olog-hai

LOL, can he just stop? Who’s going to write it for him?


17 posted on 05/29/2014 5:33:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Olog-hai
I won't read anything written by The Blowhard, but I will say, from what I have read, the circumstances do seem odd. I do believe it is possible he was murdered, since it sounds like he had several instances of things "suddenly" appearing in front of his car during that unhappy time frame for him after Germany's surrender. On the other hand, he sounded extremely accident prone, and was always getting hurt. Somehow, after reading his life story, it wasn't a surprise to hear he was the only person who was injured at all in the collision that broke his neck. I remember thinking as I read it: "Huh. That figures."

I have read a few books about Patton, and he sounds like a fascinating person. He was an interesting example of a wild combination of flawed attributes with brilliant ones.

In the end, he was definitely the right tool for the right job, in my opinion. I agreed with on author who opined that it was probably a good thing Patton went out as he did, fairly suddenly, and right after the war.

My favorite (probably apocryphal) story is the one about the reporter who was visiting his troops. (This is paraphrased from memory since I don't have the book, so I might not have it completely accurate) By all accounts, this was one of Patton's favorite stories that he liked to hear and tell.

A reporter was visiting his troops, and while he was in the mess hall, he noticed they all had forks sticking out of their breast pockets. When the reporter asked the soldier what the forks were for, the soldier replied: "The General is particular about hygiene. He demands we wash our hands after using the latrine, and before eating meals. When food is passed along the table on a plate, we are supposed to use our fork from our pocket to spear the food instead of using our fingers."

The reporter then went to the latrine, and noticed all the soldiers had a string that disappeared into their fly. He asked one soldier what that was for, and the soldier said: "The General doesn't want us to use our hands to remove our privates. We are supposed to use the string to pull it out to urinate."

The reporter thought about this, then said: "Hm. Really? How do you manage to get your privates back in your pants without using your hands?"

The soldier replied: "Well, I can't speak for the other guys, but I use my fork!"

18 posted on 05/29/2014 5:35:51 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: CatherineofAragon

The real writer’s name is in the first post: Martin Dugard.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 5:36:04 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: centurion316

That is the way I have always looked at it. Trying to kill someone by creating a situation where a collision occurs seems extremely inefficient, requiring a lot of setup and timing.

I always thought it was just an accident.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 5:38:28 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai
"The real writer’s name is in the first post: Martin Dugard."

Exactly. Yet O'Reilly will trumpet his singular genius and insight for months to come after the release.

21 posted on 05/29/2014 5:40:17 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: centurion316

The circumstances during the last days of WWII aren’t exactly as described in high school history books. We do know Stalin manipulated FDR through his advisers. We also know things weren’t tied up neatly. Churchill and FDR weren’t in agreement on a post war Europe. Patton’s death was convenient and curious.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 5:41:05 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: PghBaldy

same donovan who “they” wanted to make a gen in USMC WWII, until USMC rebelled, the the oss idea came next and took form...somewhere in my evans f carlson (raiders) writings...

Dick G
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23 posted on 05/29/2014 5:41:07 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: centurion316

Actually, he died in the basement of a building that is now Campbell Barracks Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: meatloaf

Makes for great fiction.


25 posted on 05/29/2014 5:47:16 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Olog-hai

Can’t wait to see the book. He got great books.


26 posted on 05/29/2014 5:48:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: gr8eman

My brother was born in this building. Patton, of course, died in Heidelburg from the injuries that he received in the Mannheim traffic accident.


27 posted on 05/29/2014 5:49:43 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Olog-hai

Was kind of wondering who the next “Killing of” book would be about. I was imagining (audiobook version):

BOR: “McMillan Audio presents Killing Lennon, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. This is Bill O’Reilly...”


28 posted on 05/29/2014 5:57:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: rlmorel
I won't read anything written by The Blowhard
I read "Killing Lincoln" and was thoroughly disappointed ... although it was my own fault for believing the hype.
I'm a baby boomer, was properly educated in the 50s-60s and knew the Lincoln assassination story very well.
I thought O'Reilly's book was going to shed "new light" on the tragedy, but all he did was repeat the story. Blah.
29 posted on 05/29/2014 5:58:35 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

“I won’t read anything written by The Blowhard”
***
Right On Target!
0’Pinhead is worse than any loudmouth barroom bum anywhere (almost) in the good ole USA!

Dick.G: AMERICAN !
*****


30 posted on 05/29/2014 6:02:30 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: gunnyg

When will he write a book to talk about the differences between a Loofah and a Falafel?


31 posted on 05/29/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PghBaldy

“Okay, we want to kill Patton, and here’s the best plan we can come up with: stage a car accident, run up to the car and, making sure none of the other uninjured passengers are looking, push a special gizmo up against him that will break his neck without leaving a mark. Then, all we have to do is wait for him to die of pneumonia in a week or two. It’s perfect.”


32 posted on 05/29/2014 6:21:26 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: dfwgator

Killing Mackris: The Falafel Factor (Because we’re looking out for you...to have phone sex)


33 posted on 05/29/2014 6:27:12 AM PDT by twister881
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34 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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35 posted on 05/29/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: yldstrk

I am looking foward to Killing Garfield and Killing Hitler or better yet Killing Alan Cooms.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 6:38:14 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: tbpiper

I wasted $25 and an hour of standing around waiting for him to sign his first book. I think I’ll spend the next $25 on ammo for some practice time at the range. :-)


37 posted on 05/29/2014 9:32:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Now that’s an excellent choice.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: centurion316

I got x-rays in the room and didn’t even know it was the room Patton died in until I noticed a plaque on the outside when I was leaving. Surreal!


39 posted on 05/29/2014 9:57:29 AM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: gunnyg
Who is "Dick.G: AMERICAN ! *****"??

FMCDH(BITS)

40 posted on 05/29/2014 10:14:11 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

that be me!
;)
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41 posted on 05/29/2014 10:21:17 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: gunnyg
that be me! ;) ***

OK then. Nice to meet ya.

FMCDH(BITS)

42 posted on 05/29/2014 11:42:13 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: oh8eleven

I have that book (given to me) and I just can’t bring myself to read it.

I love the Bill O’Reilly music video “F*** It!”, which still has the power to make me laugh every time, but it says a lot about him (to me, at least)

I just don’t like him.


43 posted on 05/29/2014 1:12:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Hahahahaha..with the book out on the range!


44 posted on 05/29/2014 1:14:30 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Bratch

Where is the sequel, written by BJ Clinton?


45 posted on 05/29/2014 1:14:38 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: rlmorel
I have that book (given to me) and I just can’t bring myself to read it.
If you know the history, don't bother. However, it is well written, albeit, revels nothing new.
46 posted on 05/29/2014 1:35:02 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Thanks for the tip, oh8eleven!


47 posted on 05/29/2014 2:22:34 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai

No mystery, he was assassinated by his Army.


48 posted on 05/29/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: yldstrk

May have been?


49 posted on 05/29/2014 2:33:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: PghBaldy
Target Patton was published in 2008. More here.

Patton may have been killed, but color me skeptical about Bazata:

After the war he became a celebrated artist who enjoyed the patronage of Princess Grace of Monaco and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

He was friends with Salvador Dali, who painted a portrait of Bazata as Don Quixote.

Not exactly the best references.

50 posted on 05/29/2014 2:38:09 PM PDT by x
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