Paul Katz
April 11, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Killing Rommel

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Steven Pressfield
publisher
Doubleday
genre
Fiction, War

We gave it an A-

In Steven Pressfield’s Killing Rommel a rookie English soldier in World War II joins the elite Long Range Desert Group in North Africa for a clandestine operation to try to assassinate the legendary leader of Axis forces, Erwin ”The Desert Fox” Rommel.

Movie Pitch
Band of Brothers meets Lawrence of Arabia.
Lowdown

The brutality of modern warfare and the bravery of troops on both sides of the conflict seep through every page. Killing Rommel is both a captivating history lesson and a rousing guts-‘n’-glory saga. A-

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