Book title: Erwin J.E. Rommel
Author(s): Earle Rice Jr. & Introductory Essay by Caspar W. Weinberger
ISBN: 9780791074053
Publication Year: 0
Binding: HB
Pages: 122
Price: Rs. 495
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About the Book:
In the opinion of many, field Marshall Erwin Rommel ranks among the top ten military leaders of all time. Dubbed the “Desert Fox” for his cunning and mastery of desert warfare in the early 1940s, Rommel led his renowned Afrika Korps to victory after victory over the British in North Africa. One of Germany’s most highly decorated soldiers, Rommel earned the Iron Cross, First and Second Classes, and the Pour le Merite—Germany’s highest award for valor—for his incredibly daring leadership as a junior officer in World War I. He continued to serve with verve and audacity, tempered with common sense, as a senior officer in World War II. Adolf Hitler, his commander in chief, awarded him the coveted Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds—four individual decorations for courageous endeavor.

About the Author:

EARLE RICE JR. is a former senior design engineer and technical writer in the aerospace industry. After serving nine years with the U.S. Marine Corps, he attended San Jose City College and Foothill College on the San Francisco Peninsula. He has devoted full time to his writing since 1993 and has written more than forty books for young adults.

CASPAR W. WEINBERGER was the fifteenth secretary of defense, serving under President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1987. Born in California in 1917, he fought in the Pacific during World War-II then went on to pursue a law career. He became an active member of the California Republican Party and was named the party’s chairman in 1962.


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