Skip to comments.O’Reilly book to examine George Patton’s death
Posted on 05/29/2014 4:35:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
News host Bill OReillys 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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O’Reilly - you’re killing me.
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.
He may be a blowhard but Pattons’ death may have been a murder too
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.
0’Pinhead strikes (out) again!
Did Patton outrank Ike at the conclusion of WWII?.......
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.
I don’t understand.
Thought he came back....
will examine the mysterious death surrounding famed World War II Gen. George Patton.
will examine the mystery surrounding the death of famed World War II Gen. George Patton.
will examine the mysterious death of famed World War II Gen. George Patton.
Post of the day. Well said.
This actually is an interesting idea. The other books he’s done have been done before, and better.
“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...”
LOL, can he just stop? Who’s going to write it for him?
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!"
The real writer’s name is in the first post: Martin Dugard.
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.
Exactly. Yet O'Reilly will trumpet his singular genius and insight for months to come after the release.
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.
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...
Actually, he died in the basement of a building that is now Campbell Barracks Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany.
Makes for great fiction.
Can’t wait to see the book. He got great books.
My brother was born in this building. Patton, of course, died in Heidelburg from the injuries that he received in the Mannheim traffic accident.
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...”
“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 !
When will he write a book to talk about the differences between a Loofah and a Falafel?
“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.”
Killing Mackris: The Falafel Factor (Because we’re looking out for you...to have phone sex)
I am looking foward to Killing Garfield and Killing Hitler or better yet Killing Alan Cooms.
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. :-)
Now that’s an excellent choice.
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!
that be me!
OK then. Nice to meet ya.
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.
Hahahahaha..with the book out on the range!
Where is the sequel, written by BJ Clinton?
Thanks for the tip, oh8eleven!
No mystery, he was assassinated by his Army.
May have been?
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.