Economics 210b: Topics in Economic History: "Great Books" Course

Live from... Europe's Twentieth Century Gehenna: Reading Dennis Showalter (2005): Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century http://amzn.to/2D7QNOq https://www.amazon.com/dp/0425206637/. And I find myself wondering: Why didn't Hermann Hoth request Rommel for his team in Russia for Operation Barbarossa?

Hoth had nine subordinate division or corps command generals: Schmidt, von Funck, Stumpff, Fürst, Zorn, Kuntzen, Harpe, von Knobelsdorff, and Herrlein. Or did Hoth request Rommel? The usual argument is that Rommel was too little a Prussian, too little an aristocrat, too little a General Staff officer, and that Hitler obviously liked him too much. But Hoth was a real fucking Nazi...

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