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Hannibal is an exciting biography of one of historys greatest commandersa thrilling page turnerKirkus Reviews starred review about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees and who is still regarded today as one of the greatest military strategists in historyHannibal Barca of Carthage born 247 BC was one of the great generals of the ancient world His father Hamilcar imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present day Spain After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War Hannibal followed in his fathers footsteps From the time he was a teenager Hannibal fought against Rome He is famed for leading Carthages army across North Africa into Spain along the Mediterranean coast and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC Unable to force Rome to capitulate however he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded North Africa Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama which Hannibal lost Many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal who was exiled until his death Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius Napoleon George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr are only some of the generals who studied and admired him His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies With wonderful energyarcheologist and historian Patrick Hunt distills his survey of literature about the Second Punic War into a brightly dramatic story that covers virtually every anecdote connected with HannibalThe Christian Science Monitor Hunts story of the doomed general whose exploits arecelebrated than those of his vanquishers will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategyPublishers Weekly Hannibal is an exciting biography of one of historys greatest commandersa thrilling page turnerKirkus Reviews starred review about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees and who is still regarded today as one of the greatest military strategists in historyHannibal Barca of Carthage born 247 BC was one of the great generals of the ancient world His father Hamilcar imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present day Spain After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War Hannibal followed in his fathers footsteps From the time he was a teenager Hannibal fought against Rome He is famed for leading Carthages army across North Africa into Spain along the Mediterranean coast and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC Unable to force Rome to capitulate however he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded North Africa Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama which Hannibal lost Many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal who was exiled until his death Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius Napoleon George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr are only some of the generals who studied and admired him His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies With wonderful energyarcheologist and historian Patrick Hunt distills his survey of literature about the Second Punic War into a brightly dramatic story that covers virtually every anecdote connected with HannibalThe Christian Science Monitor Hunts story of the doomed general whose exploits arecelebrated than those of his vanquishers will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategyPublishers Weekly Hannibal is an exciting biography of one of historys greatest commandersa thrilling page turnerKirkus Reviews starred review about the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees and who is still regarded today as one of the greatest military strategists in historyHannibal Barca of Carthage born 247 BC was one of the great generals of the ancient world His father Hamilcar imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present day Spain After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War Hannibal followed in his fathers footsteps From the time he was a teenager Hannibal fought against Rome He is famed for leading Carthages army across North Africa into Spain along the Mediterranean coast and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC Unable to force Rome to capitulate however he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded North Africa Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama which Hannibal lost Many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal who was exiled until his death Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius Napoleon George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr are only some of the generals who studied and admired him His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies With wonderful energyarcheologist and historian Patrick Hunt distills his survey of literature about the Second Punic War into a brightly dramatic story that covers virtually every anecdote connected with HannibalThe Christian Science Monitor Hunts story of the doomed general whose exploits arecelebrated than those of his vanquishers will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategyPublishers Weekly


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  1. says:

    This revealed substantial gaps in my knowledge of history After struggling in some initial chapters I found I could hardly put it down once the battle sequences started