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Leo Barron holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and has served with the 101st Airborne. He saw two tours of active duty in Iraq as an infantry and intelligence officer. He has written for Infantry, WWII History, and WWII magazines. He is co-author of No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (NAL, 2012) and author of Patton at the Battle of the Bulge: How the General's Tanks Turned the Tide at Bastogne (NAL, 2014) and High Tide in the Korean War (Stackpole, 2015). He works for General Dynamics as an instructor of military intelligence officers and lives with his family in Arizona.
Patton's First Victory is a compelling and comprehensive account of a battle that has been for too long neglected in the history of America's part in World War II. Leo Barron's well-researched book has revived the true story of Patton's success in North Africa, and is an invaluable addition to any library of military history. -- Matthew J. Davenport, author of First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America's First Battle of World War I, a finalist for the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History A fascinating and well researched account of WWII's most celebrated American general, George Patton, and his first great campaign of the war in North Africa. -- Alex Kershaw, author of The Longest Winter and The Bedford Boys