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Rommel : The Desert Fox
Desmond Young
A classic work widely regarded as the best book on Rommel and the Desert War, it is written by a Brigadier who personally witnessed much of the action described and diligently reseached his subject after war's end. The book may well leave you with a sense that this was a soldier the likes of which is seen perhaps once in several generations. Db.
Paperback - 264 pages Reprint edition (February 1987)
William Morrow & Co; ISBN: 0688067719

Rommel the Desert Fox
Desmond Young
Early in 1941, the famed British Eighth Army was on the route to victory in North Africa. Just a few months later, this same army was on the verge of total defeat, as the Germans had won victory after victory and were threatening to overrun Egypt and the Middle East. 

Here is the classic biography of the man who masterminded this great turnabout, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the German Afrika Korps. The man who burned Hitler's order to execute British raiders and who gave Allied prisoners the same food and medical treatment as his German troops. The tough general who personally conducted reconnaissance under fire in an open car while his tank commanders hid in armored turrets. 

The author of this book, Brigadier General Desmond Young, fought against Rommel in North Africa, was captured by him, and after his release at the end of the war visited Rommel's family and talked with many of his fellow officers. Thus, he is able to tell us about intrigues that went on in the German High Command during the war, he is able to give a blow-by-blow description of such decisive battles as Tobruk and El Alamein, and he is able to give personal anecdotes about Rommel and to sort out the facts from the legends that have sprung up around this extraordinary general. 

The Desert Fox in Normandy
The Desert Fox in Normandy : Rommel's Defense of Fortress Europe
Samuel W., Jr Mitcham
December 1943 to July 17, 1944
As 1943 came to a close, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was given his most challenging and important assignment to date--to repel the impending Allied invasion. The German high command anticipated that 1944 would be the year for the long-awaited amphibious cross-channel invasion. This invasion could be a critical strategic opportunity if the Germans successfully repelled it, but a failure to do so would severely hinder their ability to reestablish military superiority in Europe. Covering the Battle of Normandy from the German point of view, this book examines the impact that the "Desert Fox" had on the strengthening of German defenses in Normandy and elsewhere. Dubbed by the Propaganda Ministry as "The Atlantic Wall," Rommel realized how deceptive this term was upon his inspection of German defenses in 1943. Convinced that the Allies knew more about the actual state of German readiness than many of his officers did, the Desert Fox set out to fortify German positions. 
Hardcover: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.01 x 9.46 x 6.37 
Publisher: Praeger Pub Trade; ;
ISBN: 0275954846 
The Armies of Rommel
by George Forty
Brilliant tactician, daring commander, and strong-willed leader: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's battlefield maneuvers remain unsurpassed. The Desert Fox superbly employed blitzkrieg techniques and distinguished himself in the most perilous campaigns. A noted historian, and former tank commander like Rommel himself, probes the legendary fighter's military life, his forces, armaments, and strategies. Each phase of the wartime operation comes into clear focus, including the layout of Hitler's organization, staffing, German Army battle dress, plans for each assault, and available arsenal. A wealth of facts and archival photographs highlight this in-depth study, as well as Rommel's complicated feelings about the Nazi cause.
Paperback - 256 pages
Arms & Armour; ISBN: 185409503X

Erwin Rommel
Paperback (June 1979)
Athena Pr; ISBN: 0960273603

Discovering the Rommel Murder : The Life and Death of the Desert Fox
Charles F. Marshall
Book Description: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's heroic opposition to Hitler in 1944 cost him his life. In this intriguing, well-paced tale of a journalistic coup, Marshall, the first to discover the real events behind Rommel's death, tells how he learned the facts from Rommel's widow and delves into the great general's background and death. He arrived at his conclusions based on his intimate knowledge of men on Rommel's staff and his access to Rommel's papers, including letters from the general to his wife. Here, for the first time in paperback, is the exciting story of how the world learned about the way the "Desert Fox" met his death.
Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.74 x 8.34 x 5.84 
Publisher: Stackpole Books; ;
ISBN: 0811724727 

Knight's Cross : A Life of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
by David Fraser
Book Description:
An in-depth biography of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel written with the cooperation of Rommel's son, by a renowned military analyst and historian who is himself a general. 
Paperback - 640 pages Reprint edition
Harperperennial Library; ISBN: 0060925973
Rommel As a Military Commander (Pen  Sword Military Classics)
Rommel As a Military Commander (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
by Ronald Lewin
Paperback from Pen & Sword
Rommel : Battles and Campaigns
Kenneth MacKsey
A critical biography of Erwin Rommel.
Rommel : In His Own Words
John, Dr. Pimlott (Editor), Christopher Ailsby
120 photos - many taken by Rommel himself.
Rommel and Caporetto
Rommel and Caporetto
by Eileen Wilks, John Wilks
Book Description:
Rommel was but a lieutenant in 1917, assigned to one of the German mountain units sent to Italy for the new offensive. As the German and Austrian troops launched their surprise attack at Caporetto, Rommel often found himself in command of many times the number of troops normally led by one of his rank. Rommel led mountain infantry and machine-gunners in many daring advances over some of the world's roughest terrain, on one occasion taking 9,000 prisoners in a single day. Rommel came away from the campaign with Germany's most coveted decoration, and had laid the foundation of a legend. 

John and Eileen Wilks have been studying the Caporetto campaign for many years, and have drawn upon official records to reveal the influential early days of one of history's greatest military commanders. 
Hardcover from Pen & Sword

The Rommel Papers
by B. H. Liddell-Hart, et al
Paperback - 545 pages (April 1988)
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 0306801574

Rommel's Greatest Victory : The Desert Fox and the Fall of Tobruk, Spring 1942
Samuel W. Mitcham

Triumphant Fox
by Samuel W. Mitcham
Paperback - 376 pages
Cooper Square Press; ISBN: 0815410557

Rommel's Year of Victory : The Wartime Illustrations of the Afrika Korps by Kurt Caesar
James Lucas, et al
Listed under Afrika Korps

Kill Rommel (Magna General Series)
John Kerrigan
Special Order

Rommel and the Secret War in North Africa, 1941-1943 : Secret Intelligence in the North African Campaign
Janusz Piekalkiewicz
Listed under North African Campaign

With Rommel in the Desert (War & Warriors Series)
Heinz W. Schmidt
Hardcover / Published 1991
Special Order

Da Caporetto al Grappa : Erwin Rommel e il battaglione da montagna del Württemberg sul fronte italiano nella grande guerra
by Marco Rech
from G. Rossato
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Rommel in the Desert : Victories and Defeat of the Afrika Korps, 1941-1943
Volkamr Kuhn
Hardcover / Published 1991
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Rommel's Last Battle : The Desert Fox and the Normandy Campaign
Samuel W. Mitcham
Paperback / Published 1986
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Rommel in Normandy : Reminiscences
E.B. Roberts
Hardcover / Published 1984
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Rommel's Last Stand
Lawrence Cortesi
Paperback / Published 1984
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Rommel's War in Africa (Men at War)
Wolf Heckmann
Hardcover / Published 1995
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Rommel: Strange Death of Desert Fox
Warlords / VHS Tape / Published 1989
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Operation Condor : Rommel's spy
John W. Eppler
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Rommel's Desert War : The Life and Death of the Africa Korps
Samuel W. Mitcham / Published 1987
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Rommel's Gold
Maggie Davis / Published 1971
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Rommel's Intelligence in the Desert Campaign 1941-1943
Hans-Otto Behrendt / Published 1985
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Rommel's Last Battle : The Desert Fox and The Normandy Campaign
Samuel W. Mitcham / Published 1991
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Rommel's War in Africa
Wolf Hechmann / Published 1981
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Rommel: The Trail of the Fox (Wordsworth Military Library)
by David John Cawdell Irving
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Erwin Rommel on DVD

Biography - Rommel: The Last Knight
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