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Rommel By Charles Messenger

by Charles Messenger

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Modeled on the acclaimed Great Generals Series, which features the strategy and legacy of famous American generals, World Generals broadens the scope to include the world's finest military leaders, with this first new book in the series focusing on Rommel.
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Rommel: Leadership Lessons from the Desert Fox by Charles Messenger

A hero to the German people of the Third Reich and widely respected by his opponents, Rommel proved himself highly adept at Blitzkrieg warfare. Both in France and North Africa he consistently outwitted his opponents through his ability to sense the weak spot in his enemy's deployment and the pace at which he conducted his operations. Rommel was a master of the "cut and thrust" of desert warfare, especially in his talent to quickly seize the initiative. Rommel's serious wounding in France came just three days before the aborted attempt on Hitler's life. In the witch hunt that followed Rommel came under suspicion of being involved on the plot. In the end he was given the difficult choice of committing suicide or of being put on trial and thus endangering the lives of his beloved wife and son. He took the honourable way out and, with a cynicism that characterized the Nazi regime, was given a state funeral.

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Rommel Reviews

"Charles Messenger tells the story of Germany's most famous Field Marshal with a verve and brio reminiscent of his subject. Anyone seeking a concise account of Rommel's remarkable life and career need look no further." --Roger Moorhouse, author of Killing Hitler

"WWII newsreels showed General Erwin Rommel as a dashing commander whose successes in North Africa made him a hero to Germans and earned him the moniker 'Desert Fox' among the Allies. Sixty years later, in a style as briskly-paced as an armored attack, former Royal tank regiment officer Charles Messenger strips away the mythology to deliver the accurate portrait of an ambitious soldier who became Hitler's favorite general and nemesis of George Patton, explaining why Rommel's battlefield strategy and tactics should be studied by today's leaders." --H. Paul Jeffers, bestselling author of Freemasons and of Command of Honor

About Charles Messenger

CHARLES MESSENGER served for twenty years as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment before becoming a fulltime military historian and defense analyst. He is the author of nearly forty books, dealing mainly with 20th century warfare. His titles include The Blitzkrieg Story and biographies of the German World War II commanders Gerd von Rundstedt and Sepp Dietrich. He has also written and helped to direct a number of TV documentary series on 20th century warfare and has participated in numerous analytical historical studies for the British Ministry of Defence.

Table of Contents

Foreword; General W.K.Clark Introduction The Formative Years France 1940 Libyan Sands Rommel's High Tide Star on the Wane Last Flourishes Rommel's Legacy Afterword; General K.Naumann

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Rommel: Leadership Lessons from the Desert Fox by Charles Messenger
Charles Messenger
Used - Very Good
Palgrave Macmillan
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