×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Knight's Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
     

Knight's Cross: A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

by David Fraser
 

See All Formats & Editions

An in-depth biography of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel written with the cooperation of Rommel's son, by a renowned military analyst and historian who is himself a general.

Overview

An in-depth biography of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel written with the cooperation of Rommel's son, by a renowned military analyst and historian who is himself a general.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Erwin Rommel (1891-1944) was the most celebrated German general of WW II, in large part because of his campaigns against the British but also because of his personal magnetism. Relying on speed and shock, his style of maneuver is a standard subject of study in most war colleges. Fraser, a historian and retired British officer, shows that Rommel's uncanny aptitude for maneuver warfare was evident even when he was a junior infantry officer in WW I. Promoted to field marshal in 1944, Rommel commanded German troops defending the coast of France against the Allied invasion, abandoning the proven precepts of mobile warfare for an uncharacteristically rigid defense, a change in tactics which Fraser explores. Implicated in the July 20, 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler, Rommel was given the choice of suicide or facing a people's court. Fraser explains why he took a fatal poison draught, though his only crime was to question Hitler's leadership. Fraser's superb biography reveals Rommel not only as a warrior who ranks with Napoleon and Lee, but also as an unpretentious man who found much contentment in the company of his wife and son. Photos. (Feb.)
Booknews
A meticulously researched chronicle which details the life and character of a complex warrior. Rommel's integrity and skills were such that he enjoyed a popularity in Germany that rivaled Hitler's (even though he was not a member of the Nazi Party), and he earned the respect and admiration of his enemies, including Churchill. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060925970
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
306,282
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.67(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews