Desert Fox 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, a serious military mind who was known for participating in practical jokes.
In Desert Fox, Dr. Samuel Mitcham (Vicksburg: The Bloody Siege that Turned the Tide of the Civil War) confronts the truth about Rommel and takes a close look at his military actions and reflections.
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Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr. was born in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, in 1949. He was educated at Northeast Louisiana University, North […] More about Samuel Mitcham.