Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Erwin Rommel” as Want to Read:
Erwin Rommel
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Erwin Rommel (Command #5)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Nicknamed 'The Desert Fox' for his cunning command of the Afrika Korps, Erwin Rommel remains one of the most popular and studied of Germany's World War II commanders. He got his first taste of combat in World War I, where his daring command earned him the Blue Max, Germany's highest decoration for bravery. He followed this up with numerous successes early in World War II i ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by Osprey Publishing (first published July 9th 2006)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Erwin Rommel, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Erwin Rommel

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 52)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Steven Peterson
This is an Osprey entry in the "Leadership, Strategy, Conflict" series. These are slim volumes, designed to provide a quick and dirty introduction to the subject. Here, the focus is Erwin Rommel, the "Desert Fox."

The book begins by giving us background on Rommel and his youth. He came from a family of modest means, which was something that apparently affected him over time (trying to deal with humble origins). The book describes his military preparation, his valuable service during World War I,
...more
Sicofonia
As part of the Osprey's "Command" series, this volume is neither authoritative nor comprehensive. Its main aim is to provide the reader an introduction to Rommel's achievements and explain why he is still a myth to this day.
The work is highly readable, well written and you will fly through it. On top of that, there's a good selection of pictures. At the end of the book a selected bibliography is included for those ones left wanting for more.
Vladimir
Too short and shallow
Eric Molicki
The attempt at a part biography focusing on strategy fails miserably on the strategic insights and takeaways part.
Norbert
Norbert marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
Edgar
Edgar marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2014
Bryna
Bryna marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2014
Basem.android
Basem.android marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2014
Temugin18
Temugin18 marked it as to-read
Sep 24, 2014
Nate
Nate marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2014
Marko
Marko marked it as to-read
Sep 21, 2014
Peter
Peter marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2014
David Amari
David Amari marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2014
Daniel Bowen
Daniel Bowen marked it as to-read
May 04, 2014
Conrad Akunga
Conrad Akunga marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Kari
Kari marked it as to-read
Feb 10, 2014
Sabry Moulana
Sabry Moulana marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2013
Gonçalo Santos
Gonçalo Santos marked it as to-read
Nov 14, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Command (1 - 10 of 30 books)
  • The Indian Mutiny 1857-58
  • Erich von Manstein
  • George S. Patton
  • Julius Caesar: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
  • Toyotomi Hideyoshi: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
  • Robert E. Lee: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
  • Henry V: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
  • Bernard Montgomery
  • Marlborough
  • Hannibal
Italian Army Elite Units and Special Forces 1940-43 Heinz Guderian Rommel's Afrika Korps: Tobruk to El Alamein Panzer Divisions 1944-45 Italian soldier in North Africa 1941-43 (Warrior)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »