BN.com Gift Guide

Rommel's Desert War: The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps [NOOK Book]

Overview

  • The most famous battles of one of World War II's most legendary commanders
  • Told largely from Rommel's perspective, using his papers and letters

In a series of battles marked by daring raids and quick-armored thrusts against a numerically superior enemy, Erwin Rommel, the notorious Desert Fox, and his Afrika Korps waged one of World War II's toughest campaigns in the North African desert in 1942. The Axis campaign climaxed in June with the ...

See more details below
Rommel's Desert War: The Life and Death of the Afrika Korps

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$18.95 List Price

Overview

  • The most famous battles of one of World War II's most legendary commanders
  • Told largely from Rommel's perspective, using his papers and letters

In a series of battles marked by daring raids and quick-armored thrusts against a numerically superior enemy, Erwin Rommel, the notorious Desert Fox, and his Afrika Korps waged one of World War II's toughest campaigns in the North African desert in 1942. The Axis campaign climaxed in June with the recapture of Tobruk, a triumph that netted 33,000 prisoners and earned Rommel a field marshal's baton. By fall, however, after setbacks at Alam Halfa and the 2 battles of El Alamein, the Afrika Korps teetered on the brink of defeat, which would come in Tunisia 6 months later.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811741521
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 8/16/2007
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 630,025
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II, including Eagles of the Third Reich, The Battle of Sicily, The Panzer Legions, Retreat to the Reich, The German Defeat in the East, and German Order of Battle, Vols. 1, 2, and 3. He lives in Louisiana
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


List of Tables     vii
List of Maps     viii
Introduction     ix
Low Tide     1
Rommel Strikes Back     20
The Lull     31
The Desert Fox Strikes First     53
The Cauldron and Knightsbridge     67
The Second Battle of Tobruk     75
The Drive on Alexandria     99
The First Battle of El Alamein     108
High Tide in the Desert     124
Disaster     142
The Battle of the Tunisian Bridgehead     177
A Doomed Empire     188
Epitaph     198
German Units, Ranks, and Strengths     199
German Staff Abbreviations     200
Notes     201
Bibliography     237
Index     242
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    Rommel's Desert War

    I have read numerous Stackpole military books and have enjoyed them, knowning the authors have researched the subject in depth and handle controversial topics evenhandedly. Rommel's Desert War is no exception. The North African Campaign has been written about extensively. Mitchem provides more than adequate detail about the campaign but from the German (Rommel's) perspective. I especially enjoyed his discussion of Rommel's relationship with his subordinate commanders and the trust he placed in their judgement and ability to think on their own after first contact. Especially helpful were the numerous diagram maps that clearly depicted what Rommel intended to do prior to each major battle. There were no surprises in the author's discussion of the German relationship with the Italian allies. Overall, a very good study of the North African Campaign at the strategic and operational level.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)