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Desert Fox

The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel
Written by: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
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This is the strange and fascinating life of Erwin Rommel, from his days as a youth in Imperial Germany - when he had a child out of wedlock with an early girlfriend - through his lauded military exploits during World War I to his death by suicide during World War II, after he attempted a failed coup against Hitler.    

Rommel was a man of contradictions: a soldier who wrote a best-selling book about World War I, a commander who went from commanding Hitler's bodyguard to trying to kill him, and a serious military mind who was known for participating in practical jokes.    

In Desert Fox, author Samuel Mitcham (Bust Hell Wide Open) confronts the truth about Rommel and takes a close look at his military actions and reflections.

©2019 Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr. (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Al888
  • 2019-05-19

Amazing Detail, Amazing Story!

This book captures you in the very beginning filling you with interesting information and details on Rommel you may or may not have ever known. The detail of the African campaigns and Rommel’s amazing strategies to fight out his way out of jams when he was severely outnumbered. This book also brings to light that Rommel was not a nazi, but a courageous field marshal. This book very much exposes how politics in the nazi party eventually crushed their war efforts cronyism and poor decisions based on politics. This is one of the best books I have ever read!!! The narrator is fantastic and I will definitely grow my library of Samuel W Mitcham Jr. books. This book is written so well!

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  • East Williston, NY United States
  • 2019-05-09

a man whose life is worth studying.

I have read many books about Rommel. but this what's the best. you get to visit with the man in the field commanding troops and also watch him as he Strokes the dog he loves a little dachshund.

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  • rhonda kizer
  • 2019-05-08

Excellent story!

The story of Rommel was well researched and well written. I enjoyed the narrator and his presentation. Lots of excellent information.
The story went fast. Left me wanting to know more.

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  • Art Guzman
  • San Marcos, TX United States
  • 2019-05-31

Blah, blah, blah..

The narrator was the only reason I pushed through and finished the book. Sounded more like a treatise than a biography. Needed an excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the creditors. Glad it’s done!

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  • Michal
  • 2019-05-20

Nothing new here.

A pretty superficial biography with a summary of the Rommel's campaigns in the background. I haven't learnt anything new and I didn't really got to know Rommel.

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