Books: The Fox

THE ROMMEL PAPERS (545 pp.)—Edlfed by. B. H. Liddell Harf—Harcourf, Brace ($6).

In the grim winter of 1942, while the Afrika Korps and the British Eighth Army were slugging it out in Cyrenaica, Winston Churchill rose in the House of Commons and said: "We have a very daring and skillful opponent against us, and, may I say across the havoc of war, a great general." Even before he died in 1944, Erwin Rommel had achieved legendary status among his Anglo-Saxon foes. By now he has a safe niche among those defeated military commanders—Lee and...

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