Modeled on the acclaimed Great Generals Series, which features the strategy and legacy of famous American generals, World Generals broadens the scope to include the world's finest military leaders. Each volume includes a foreword by General Wesley K. Clark and is coedited with an afterword by a different foreign general. This exciting series opens with "the Desert Fox," the most famous German field marshal in World War II, Erwin Rommel. A hero of the people of the Third Reich and widely respected by his opponents, Rommel proved himself highly adept at blitzkrieg warfare. Both in France and North Africa he consistently outwitted his adversaries through his ability to sense the weak spot in his enemy's deployment and by the pace at which he conducted his operations. Rommel was seriously wounded in France just three days before the aborted attempt on Hitler's life. Rommel subsequently came under suspicion of being involved in the plot and, under pressure, committed suicide. Rommel displayed an outstanding ability to seize the initiative and retain it, and here, Charles Messenger draws on the skills behind this ability for the benefit of modern-day leaders.
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by Steven E. Woodworth, Wesley K. Clark
by Noah Andre Trudeau
by Barrett Tillman
by Richard B. Frank, Wesley K. Clark
by Robert V. Remini
by Gary Paulsen
by Charles Dickens
by Charles Darwin
by Charles Bamforth
by Charles Stross
by Daniel Wallace
by James Lee Burke
"Field Marshall Erwin Rommel has become known to history as the "Desert Fox" and the "good German." Much of this is myth, and Tom Weiner's narration reveals the details showing both the warts and good qualities of Rommel. Weiner has a staccato, rapid style of reading that is nonetheless clear and never too fast. The title is somewhat misleading as this is basically a military biography of Rommel the actual "leadership lessons learned" from Rommel's career are relatively small compared to the rest of the text and are given only at the end. Still, Weiner's vivacious reading will quickly engage the listener's attention. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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