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The Resource Monty and Rommel : parallel lives, Peter Caddick-Adams

Monty and Rommel : parallel lives, Peter Caddick-Adams

Label
Monty and Rommel : parallel lives
Title
Monty and Rommel
Title remainder
parallel lives
Statement of responsibility
Peter Caddick-Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two men came to personify generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery for the British and Erwin Rommel for the Germans. In the span of a few years, they fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theaters of war. Ever since, historians have assessed their leadership, personalities, and skill. Born four years apart, the two men followed a remarkably similar trajectory. Military historian Peter Caddick-Adams explores their lives, beginning with their provincial upbringing and the brutal trench fighting of World War I--where both nearly died. Obsessed with fitness and training, the future field marshals emerged with glowing records. They taught in staff colleges, wrote infantry textbooks, and fought each other as divisional commanders in 1940 before taking charge of their respective armies as the war raged on. This first comparative biography of these two soldiers explores how each was "made" by their war leaders, Churchill and Hitler, and how their strategies permeate down to today's armies.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Caddick-Adams, Peter
Dewey number
940.5400922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D736
LC item number
.C293 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montgomery of Alamein, Bernard Law Montgomery
  • Rommel, Erwin
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Marshals
  • Generals
  • Military biography
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Monty and Rommel : parallel lives, Peter Caddick-Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-576) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Baptism and fire. The Irishman -- The Swabian -- First combats-- Cheating death -- Learning the trade -- Bloody red tabs -- The mountain lion -- Mud and mountains -- The last year -- Interwar: preparations. Coping with peace -- Preparing for war -- The making of modern major generals. Phoney war -- Blitzkrieg -- Duel in the desert I -- Duel in the desert II: the battles of El Alamein -- Once more unto the breach. Two return to France -- Defending Normandy -- Britain's last Hurrah! -- Where is Rommel? -- Exploiting the beachhead -- Plots and breakouts -- Beyond the Bocage -- The final duel: reputations. How will history judge me? -- The desert fox reborn -- Afterword
Control code
ocn741538652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 614 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781590207253
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)741538652
Label
Monty and Rommel : parallel lives, Peter Caddick-Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-576) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Baptism and fire. The Irishman -- The Swabian -- First combats-- Cheating death -- Learning the trade -- Bloody red tabs -- The mountain lion -- Mud and mountains -- The last year -- Interwar: preparations. Coping with peace -- Preparing for war -- The making of modern major generals. Phoney war -- Blitzkrieg -- Duel in the desert I -- Duel in the desert II: the battles of El Alamein -- Once more unto the breach. Two return to France -- Defending Normandy -- Britain's last Hurrah! -- Where is Rommel? -- Exploiting the beachhead -- Plots and breakouts -- Beyond the Bocage -- The final duel: reputations. How will history judge me? -- The desert fox reborn -- Afterword
Control code
ocn741538652
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 614 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781590207253
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)741538652

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