Erwin Rommel: A Life from Beginning to End

World War II Biography, Book 3
Length: 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He was known as the "Desert Fox", and outfox his enemies he often did, leaving whole armies confounded and demoralized in his wake, and yet, the one adversary that Erwin Rommel could not outfox was his own government. On that rather unlucky day of October 14, 1944, when the SS came knocking on Rommel’s door, even his legendary heroism couldn’t save him from the monstrous regime for which he had once fought so hard.

Inside you will hear about....

  • Building the Next War
  • Rommel’s Return to War
  • The Desert Fox
  • Against All Odds
  • Near Death Experience
  • Mislaid Plans
  • Rommel Takes the Fall

And much more!

After being implicated in a last minute plot to kill Hitler in the final phases of World War Two, Rommel was given a choice. He could either face charges of treason or commit suicide. He was then duly assured that in the advent of his suicide, all charges would be dropped, covered up, never mentioned again. He was then promised a hero’s burial with full military honors and even a pension for his wife. Rommel was then literally driven to his suicide when members of the SS transported him to a secluded area, where he swallowed a cyanide capsule - a gruesome and twisted end to a man that was supposed to be his nation’s greatest hero.

What caused a nation to canonize and cannibalize one of its best champions simultaneously? What were the events that led up to the strange paradox that was Erwin Rommel’s life?

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not for the serious scholar

want to know a quick summary of the desert fox? this is your book. want to impress your history nerd buddies with your in depth knowledge of rommel? better find something else.

this is just an overview of rommel's professional career. its not informative enough for my taste.

"he retook a city from communists diplomatically" yes but how?

"he lead a panzer regiment into france" yes, but which one?

i know what he did, thats not whats interesting to me. what is interesting is how he did it. nice book for someone looking to be a history "jack of all trades"

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Good but only 1 Hour

I didn't see how short this book was before buying it. Disappointing my expectation. Otherwise it is well done. Just too brief.

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The desert fox!

What can you say the man did his job very well even to the end.

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What a tragedy, to bad he was on there side

short,short,short but very accurate,to bad it ended the way it did,good read,nothing new to it.