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It is Autumn, 1942. 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 to be called the Long Range Desert Group
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"A terrific read - gripping from start to finish...this is historical fiction at its very best"||"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"||"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"
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 Rommelbrings 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.