Blood and Guts and the Art of the Historian
In his books, Canadian Army Captain John Rickard is pure historian. University Press of Kentucky this summer published Rickard’s examination of General George Patton’s performance during the Battle of the Bulge…which is considered the American General’s finest hour. It’s Rickard’s second book on Patton. Rickard spoke with me about the art practiced by military historians, his commitment to a “just-the-facts” kind of objectivity, and his interest in George Patton.