Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century

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Dennis E. Showalter
Berkley Caliber, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 441 pages
3 Reviews
A dual biography of the two World War II generals who changed warfare--and history--forever.

General George S. Patton and General Erwin Rommel: They served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, were overwhelmingly contrary-but their approach to modern warfare was remarkably similar.

Written by a prominent military historian, Patton and Rommel takes a provocative look at both figures, intertwining the stories of the paths they took and the decisions they made during the course of the Second World War-and compares the lives and careers of two men whose military tactics redirected the course of history.

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An example of "dumbing down history for the everyman". Crappy writing and pop psychology abound. I couldn't be bother to finish it. Don't waste your time... Read full review

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gives good insight on both general's backgrounds and strategies Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Dennis Showalter is a professor of history at Colorado College, visiting professor and guest lecturer at West Point, and former president of the Society for Military History. In addition to numerous articles and works on various subjects in military history, he contributed to Robert Cowley's bestselling essay collection, What If?.

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