Rommel: Leadership Lessons from the Desert Fox

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Erwin Rommel, the most famous German field marshal in World War II, displayed an outstanding ability to seize the initiative and retain it. Here, Charles Messenger draws on the skills behind this ability for the benefit of modern-day leaders.

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Rommel: Lessons from Yesterday for Today's Leaders

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Erwin Rommel, the most famous German field marshal in World War II, displayed an outstanding ability to seize the initiative and retain it. Here, Charles Messenger draws on the skills behind this ability for the benefit of modern-day leaders.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441758651
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: The World Generals Series
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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, including The Blitzkrieg Story. He lives in London, England.

General Wesley K. Clark served in the United States Army for thirty-four years and rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He is author of A Time to Lead, as well as the best selling books Waging Modern War and Winning Modern Wars. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

General Klaus Naumann was Inspector General of the Bundeswehr from 1991 to 1996 and chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1996 to 1999.

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Table of Contents

Foreword; General W.K.Clark
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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  • Posted July 4, 2014

    Good but for a quick look at what Rommel did

    I think the title is a bit miss leading "Lessons' from Yesterday for today's leaders". Most of the book was talking about Rommel and the roles he played in WWI and WWII. The very last chapter tried to bring it all together for talking about his leadership and how it can be used by leaders today.

    With that said the book was a good quick read that gave a good outline of his life, what he did, who he was and what impact he had.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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