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Killing Rommel

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Autumn,1942: Hitler's legions have swept across Europe. Soviet Russia reels under the German onslaught while across the channel, Britain struggles on. And in North Africa, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps have routed the 8th Army, threatening the oil fields of the Middle East. The war hangs in the balance...Out of this, the British hatch a desperate plan - to send a small, highly mobile fighting force behind enemy lines to strike a blow that will stop Rommel's army in its tracks. It is to be called the Long Range Desert Group and its exploits will become the stuff of legend. Based on real events, Steven Pressfield's bold new novel brings to pulse-racing life the ingenuity and daring of this maverick commando unit - a disparate, dedicated 'band of brothers' who sacrificed so much for the sake of freedom...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 199 x 26mm | 283g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0553819526
  • 9780553819526
  • 155,033

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"A terrific read - gripping from start to finish...this is historical fiction at its very best" -- JAMES HOLLAND "A splendid tour de force, one that brings to life the heroism, sacrifice, tragedy, frustration, fear and - yes - thrill of war" WASHINGTON POST "No one writes better historical fiction than Steven Pressfield" -- VINCE FLYNN "Readers of Steven Pressfield know that his stylish and meticulous novels of battle can rise as far above an often dismal genre as Patrick O'Brian's. After two tales of Alexander the Great, he shifts epochs - without any softening of his flinty, rhythmic and laconic prose - to dramatise an episode of the Desert War in North Africa...Presented as the memoirs of a highly literate publisher, this account of the clandestine operation "where a single individual might make a difference" shuns false heroics to paint the true face of irregular war in the wilderness" -- Boyd Tonkin THE INDEPENDENTshow more

About Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is a bestselling historical novelist whose books include the classic Gates of Fire, Alexander: The Virtues of War and The Afghan Campaign. He lives in Los Angeles. His official website is www.stevenpressfield.comshow more

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Steven Pressfield's classic novel of ancient warfare, Gates of Fire, established him as a master of historical fiction. Now, he charges forward two millennia etc. Now, in his brilliant new novel he charges forward two millennia to tell an explosive story of men at war in the modern world... It is 1942. Hitler's legions have swept across Europe. France has fallen and Russia reels under the German onslaught. In North Africa, Field Marshall Rommel and his seemingly unstoppable Panzer divisions have routed the Eighth Army and threaten the vital oil fields of the Middle East. With the outcome of the war hanging in the balance, the British hatch a desperate plan: to send a small, heavily armed yet highly mobile force behind enemy lines to strike a blow that will stop the Afrika Korps in its tracks. It is called the Long Range Desert Group and its exploits are to become the stuff of legend. Based on actual events, Killing Rommel brings to life the heroism, ingenuity and daring of this maverick commando unit - a dedicated 'band of brothers' who sacrificed so much for the sake of freedom.show more

Review Text

"Readers of Steven Pressfield know that his stylish and meticulous novels of battle can rise as far above an often dismal genre as Patrick O'Brian's. After two tales of Alexander the Great, he shifts epochs - without any softening of his flinty, rhythmic and laconic prose - to dramatise an episode of the Desert War in North Africa...Presented as the memoirs of a highly literate publisher, this account of the clandestine operation "where a single individual might make a difference" shuns false heroics to paint the true face of irregular war in the wilderness"show more

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