Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century

by Dennis Showalter

A dual biography of the two World War II generals who changed warfare - and history - forever.

General George S. Patton and General Erwin Rommel: They served their countries through two World Wars. Their temperaments, both on and off the battlefield, were overwhelmingly contrary - but their approach to modern warfare was remarkably similar.

Written by a prominent military historian, Patton and Rommel takes a provocative look at both figures, intertwining the stories of the paths they took and the decisions they made during the course of the Second World War - and compares the lives and careers of two men whose military tactics redirected the course of history.