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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407040561
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Killing Rommel

An action-packed, tense and thrilling wartime adventure guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat




North Africa, 1942: an élite British Army unit is on a deadly mission...

An unputdownable and incredibly evocative military novel full of thrilling battle scenes and flesh and blood characters from Steven Pressfield, author of The Sunday Times Bestseller Gates of Fire. "A terrific read...this is historical fiction at its very best." -- JAMES HOLLAND"A splendid tour-de-force...it should not be missed" -- WASHINGTON POST"Both a captivating history lesson and rousing guts-n-glory saga" -- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY"Compelling...the narrative is a page turner" -- ***** Reader review"Mr Pressfield is a true craftsman in the best possible way. You LIVE the story while he is telling it" -- ***** Reader review"Simply a brilliant read" -- ***** Reader review****************************************************NORTH AFRICA, 1942. AN ELITE BRITISH ARMY UNIT IS ON A DEADLY MISSION. 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 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...

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407040561
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
Categories:

About the author

Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is a bestselling historical novelist whose books include the classic Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Alexander: Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign and Killing Rommell. He lives in California.His website is www.stevenpressfield.com

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Praise for Killing Rommel

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 INDEPENDENT

A terrific read - gripping from start to finish...this is historical fiction at its very best

JAMES HOLLAND

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