As I had pointed out in a previous post, Patton was a serious student of military history. He believed (as I do), that the best way to study and learn history is by reading biographies, as he noted in a letter to his son:
To be a successful soldier you must know history. Read it objectively–dates and even the minute details of tactics are useless. What you must know is how man reacts. Weapons change but man who uses them changes not at all. To win battles you do not beat weapons–you beat the soul of man of the enemy man. To do that you have to destroy his weapons, but that is only incidental. You must read biography and especially autobiography.One observation by the author that jumped out at me was a comment that someone like Patton could not exist in today's American military. (Due to political correctness and the feminization of our military.) What a shame. We could sure use one.
Here's a recent video from the American Heroes YouTube Channel which, among other things, explains how Patton earned his moniker "Old Blood & Guts."