Hannibal Crosses the Alps
The Invasion of Italy and the Punic Wars
By (author) John Prevas
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Hannibal Crosses the Alps by John Prevas
Book DescriptionWhen he left his Spanish base one spring day in 218 B.C. with his 100,000-man army of mercenaries, officers, and elephants, Hannibal was launching not just the main offensive of the Second Punic War but also one of the great military journeys in ancient history. His masterful advance through rough terrain and fierce Celtic tribes proved his worth as a leader, but it was his extraordinary passage through the Alps--still considered treacherous even by modern climbers--that made him a legend. John Prevas combines rigorous research of ancient sources with his own excursions through the icy peaks to bring to life this awesome trek, solving the centuries-old question of Hannibal's exact route and shedding fresh light on the cultures of Rome and Carthage along the way. Here is the finest kind of history, sure to appeal to readers of Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire: alive with grand strategy, the clash of empires, fabulous courage, and the towering figure of Hannibal Barca.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306810701
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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An unforgettable personal retracing of one of the most extraordinary expeditions of all time, when two great ancient civilizations, and two great armies, clashed
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Author Biography - John Prevas
John Prevas, writer and adventurer, holds degrees in history, political science, psychology, and forensics and has taught the classics for the last fifteen years. He is the author of Hannibal Crosses the Alps and Xenophon's March. He lives in Florida.
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