The Punic Wars

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Cassell, 2000 - History - 412 pages
23 Reviews
".a masterful account that will appeal to both specialists and general readers who appreciate a superbly told story.explains complicated military moves in easily understood language.portraits of some of the key players.are both informative and thought-provoking. This story.has been told before, but rarely as well.--Booklist

An impressive historian of Roman warfare--highly praised by John Keegan--has written a thoroughly engrossing account of antiquity's greatest conflict. In the struggle for supremacy between Rome and Carthage, both sides suffered casualties exceeding that of any war fought before the modern era. Told in grand narrative style, following the fighting on land and sea, the terrible pitched battles, and such generals as Hannibal and Scipio Aemilianus who finally drove Carthage into the ground. Main Selection of Military Book Club.

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User Review  - Rick Davis - Goodreads

It took me a while to slog through The Punic Wars by Adrian Goldsworthy, but it was well worth it. When I picked up this book I assumed that it was a general history of the Punic wars. However, rather ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mick Pletcher - Goodreads

What a fascinating book. Of all the history classes I took in college, they never made the punic wars out to be as dramatic as this book does. It is most impressive the records set in both land and naval battles in those wars, which are still unbroken as of today. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His first book, The Roman Army at War, was recognised by John Keegan, the distinguished military historian, as an exceptionally impressive work. Dr Goldsworthy's book in The Cassell History of Warfare series has also been widely recognised as exceptional in opening the history of Roman warfare to the general reader. Dr Goldsworthy lives in Penarth, South Glamorgan.

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