The Unknown Patton, Signed by Charles M. Province, First Edition, 1983

Province, Charles M. The Unknown Patton. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1983. Signed by Province. First Edition, original dust jacket.

Presented is a first edition of Charles M. Province’s The Unknown Patton detailing the George S. Patton’s life. Offered in its original dust jacket, the book is signed by the author on the full title page. The book was published by Hippocrene Books in 1983 and is now protected by a clear mylar cover. 

A senior officer in the U.S. Army, George S. Patton is best known for his aggressive and capable leadership during WWII. Patton began his military career leading cavalry troops against Mexican forces in the Pancho Villa Expedition. He became the first officer to be assigned to the Army Tank Corps in WWI and was steadily promoted through the ranks. During WWII, Patton led the U.S. 7th Army in its invasion of Sicily and swept across northern France at the head of the 3rd Army in the summer of 1944. Patton’s forces also played a key role in defeating the German counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge, after which he led them across the Rhine River and into Germany, liberating the country from the Nazi regime.

This all-encompassing biography includes detailed stories from his time at the Virginia Military Institute, his WWI service, as well as his significant role in WWII and his personal philosophies on life, service, and citizenship. Charles Province is a veteran of the Army and has written several works on General Patton. 


Overall very good condition. This first edition book was published in 1983 by Hippocrene Books. Province’s signature is written in blue ink on the full title page and is clear and legible. The dust jacket is protected by a clear mylar cover. The original jacket is slightly chipped along the edges and to the left of the title. Some wear on the reverse. Internally, the pages are clean.

Dimensions: 9 ⅜” H x 6 ⅜” W x 1 ¼” D

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