The Resource Field Marshal : the life and death of Erwin Rommel, Daniel Allen Butler

Field Marshal : the life and death of Erwin Rommel, Daniel Allen Butler

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Field Marshal : the life and death of Erwin Rommel
Title
Field Marshal
Title remainder
the life and death of Erwin Rommel
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Daniel Allen Butler
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Life and death of Erwin Rommel
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Language
eng
Summary
Erwin Rommel was a complex man: a born leader, brilliant soldier, a devoted husband and proud father; intelligent, instinctive, brave, compassionate, vain, egotistical, and arrogant. In France in 1940, then for two years in North Africa, then finally back in France once again, at Normandy in 1944, he proved himself a master of armored warfare, running rings around a succession of Allied generals who never got his measure and could only resort to overwhelming numbers to bring about his defeat. And yet for all his military genius, Rommel was also naive, a man who could admire Adolf Hitler at the same time that he despised the Nazis, dazzled by a Fuhrer whose successes blinded him to the true nature of the Third Reich. Above all, he was the quintessential German patriot, who ultimately would refuse to abandon his moral compass, so that on one pivotal day in June 1944 he came to understand that he had mistakenly served an evil man and evil cause. He would still fight for Germany even as he abandoned his oath of allegiance to the Fuhrer, when he came to realize that Hitler had morphed into nothing more than an agent of death and destruction.In the end Erwin Rommel was forced to die by his own hand, not because, as some would claim, he had dabbled in a conspiracy, but because he had committed a far greater crime--he dared to tell Adolf Hitler the truth
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ILPML
Dewey number
940.54/23092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Field Marshal : the life and death of Erwin Rommel, Daniel Allen Butler
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Field Marshal : the life and death of Erwin Rommel, Daniel Allen Butler
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-585) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A fox in the desert -- The birth of a soldier -- The Great War -- An officer of the Reichswehr -- The Third Reich -- Blitzkrieg -- Afrika Korps -- Tobruk -- Crusader -- Der Hexenkessel -- African apogee -- El Alamein -- African perigee -- The Atlantic Wall -- Invasion and conspiracy -- The Death of a Field Marshal -- Epilogue: The legend of the Desert Fox -- Appendix: Rommel--a timeline
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ocn908168087
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24 cm
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Extent
599 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612002972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)908168087

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