Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century
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Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century

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General George S. Patton and General Erwin Rommel. They served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, couldn't be further apart from each other-but their approaches to modern warfare were very similar. Written by a prominent military historian, Patton and Rommel takes a provocative look at both figures, intertwining the...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published January 3rd 2006 by Berkley Books (first published April 5th 2005)
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Kris
This book was a enjoyable read. The author has a very approachable writing style and he has a solid grasp on his subject matter. He says right off this was a book he wrote for a general audience so there is no dry academic writing to bog down a story about two of the most well known,colorful and romantisized figures in WWII. The format of a bio piece that covers two people side by side made for a nice twist on an old genre and the author makes both men very accessable to the reader. He also does...more
Jill Hutchinson
There are mixed reviews about this book and I can see why that may be. If you are looking for something new about Field Marshall Rommel or General Patton, you won't find it here. This is a fairly straightforward history of two men, who although they never faced each other in battle, became icons and the objects of hero worship by many of their countrymen. If you know your WWII battle history, there is nothing in this book which expands that knowledge. Instead, it looks at the personalities and p...more
Bernardo Arcos
Este libro es una perspectiva muy amplia y detallada de la vida de ambos generales, y aunque la comparación no hace más que enaltecer aún más el genio y la disciplina de Rommel en contraste con el protagonismo exacerbado, la ignorancia y los prejuicios de Patton; vale la pena leerlo.
El único defecto que veo es que se le da igual espacio a ambos, y la mayor parte de la vida de Patton fueron partidos de polo, embriaguez y palizas a su esposa.
Roy
George Patton and ErwinRommel had as different combat experiences as its' possible to have in the same war. Yet Rommel, the assault infrantryman, and Patton, the displaced cavalyram, arrived at essentially the same conclusions about mastering industrial war. Mass and machine triumphed only when men allowed them to - only when commanders reacted to numbers and technology, instead of using them as instruments of war .
Scott L.
I thought there was a little too much exposition, and not enough direct comparison of the careers of these Generals. The author chose to separate the stories of each man, instead of paralleling the stories simultaneously. This made the book seem very choppy, instead of directed.
Rsoeffker
Being that I know alot about these two fellows, The book was mostly review. HOWEVER, this book really did a great job of comparing the two. Patton and Rommel is a must read for WW2 buffs.
Milton Soong
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...
Anton
The Rommel part is intersting, but the Patton part is way dry and way to much about his early years when he did nothing of major importance.
Richard
Excellent comparison of the careers and ideas of the two generals. Very poor spelling, however.
J. Bryce
Great parallel biography on two important tacticians of WWII.
Billy Collins
gives good insight on both general's backgrounds and strategies
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