Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel

Version: Unabridged
Author: Samuel W. Mitcham
Narrator: Nigel Patterson
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Military
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: March 2019
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 39 minutes
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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 bestselling 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Mitcham, Samuel W.

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than forty books, several of which were history or military history book club selections. He was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, graduated from the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College, and is qualified through the rank of major general.