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General George S. Patton. His tongue was as sharp as the cavalry saber he once wielded, and his fury as explosive as the shells he'd ordered launched from his tank divisions. Despite his profane, posturing manner, and the sheer enthusiasm for conflict that made both his peers and the public uncomfortable, Patton's very presence commanded respect. Had his superiors given him free rein, the U.S. Army could have claimed victory in Berlin as early as November of 1944.
General Erwin Rommel. His battlefield manner was authoritative, his courage proven in the trenches of World War I when he was awarded the Blue Max. He was a front line soldier who led by example from the turrets of his Panzers. Appointed to command Adolf Hitler's personal security detail, Rommel had nothing for contempt for the atrocities perpetrated by the Reich. His role in the Fuhrer's assassination attempt led to his downfall.
Except for a brief confrontation in North Africa, these two legendary titans never met in combat. Patton and Rommel is the first single-volume study to deal with the parallel lives of two generals who earned not only the loyalty and admiration of their own men, but the respect of their enemies, and the enmity of the leaders they swore to obey. From the origins of their military prowess, forged on the battlefields of World War I, to their rise through the ranks, to their inevitable clashes with political authority, military historian Dennis Showalter presents a riveting portrait of two men whose battle strategies changed the face of warfare and continue to be studied in military academies around the globe.
Title: Patton And Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century
Categories: History Military/War,
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group: 2006-01-03
ISBN Number: 0425206637
ISBN Number 13: 9780425206638
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Description: Very Good Minus Condition: Unmarked, tight binding. Black marker line across bottom outer page edges, back cover crease. Paperback book copy titled Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century. Dennis Showalter, author. Publisher description: Patton and Rommel served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, were overwhelmingly contrary but their approach to modern warfare was remarkably similar. Written by a prominent military historian, this book takes a look at both figures, intertwining the stories of the paths they took and the decisions they made during the course of the Second World War and compares the lives and careers of two men whose military tactics redirected the course of history. Berkley Caliber edition. New York: Berkley Publishing Group (Penguin Group), 2006. 441 pages. 6 x 9 inches, 23 cm. Current list price 17.00. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!