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    The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic

    by Robert L. O'Connell

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    A stirring account of the most influential battle in history
     
    For millennia, Carthage’s triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. It was the battle tha

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    What's Next LoadingReally? How does one prove that? Even if true, what bearing does this assertion have on the overall historical analysis of the conflict between the two empires? Although a decent enough writer, O'Connell's stylistic flourishes were often grating and fell flatpaper) 035 a(OCoLC)455870688 040 aDLC cDLC dYDXCP 043 ae-it--- af-ti--- 049 aVIAC 05000 aDG247.3 b.O25 2010 08200 a937/.04 222 09204 a937.04 OCONN 09204 a937.04 OCONN 1001 aO'Connell, Robert LHe notes that other than those who succumbed to the heat, each of the men who died had to be individually punctured, slashed or battered into oblivion2010

     

    HardcoverContinue reading the main story Advertisement Continue reading the main story With hindsight, the Romans determination to fight Hannibal looks deluded or desperate, but OConnell must be right to stress how confident they would have been in the size of their force and in the proven ability of the sword-fighting Roman legionariesThe Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic O'Connell, Robert LO’Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving us a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle, its causes and consequences.O’Connell brilliantly conveys how Rome amassed a giant army to punish Carthage’s masterful commander, how Hannibal outwitted enemies that outnumbered him, and how this disastrous pivot point in Rome’s history ultimately led to the republic’s resurgence and the creation of its empireQuite probably enough bits and pieces of that weary host remained visible for Polybius to be sure he was in the right spot; a certitude denied future chroniclers, and giving rise to one of ancient history’s most enduring and futile controversies: Where exactly did Hannibal cross the Alps?1 Polybius, for his part, was free to concentrate on questions he found more importantFor a much better modern historical analysis of Carthage and its conflict with Rome, I would suggest "Carthage Must Be Destroyed" by Richard Miles

     

    DateEditionPublisherPhys Desc.LanguageAvailabilityp2010.Unabridged.Tantor Audio,11 sound discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.EnglishAvailableCherrydale AudiovisualCD 937.04 OCONNQuick Copy ViewAvailO'ConnellNo preview available - 2011The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman RepublicRobert LQuickview Eastward to Tartary Eastward to Tartary, Robert Kaplan's first book to focus on a single region since his bestselling Balkan Ghosts, introduces readers to an explosive and little-known part of the world destined to become a tinderbox of the future.Kaplan takes us on O'Connell makes references to modern warfare that can trace its roots to Cannae and how the victors write the history books with little regard to the facts as he debunks the revisionists who wrote over the next few centuries following the salting ethnic cleansing) of Carthage1400067022 This is a hardcover book with dust jacket

     

    About the Author: Robert LThe Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic"[F]or the Allied invasion of Germany," writes the author, "Eisenhower envisioned a huge Cannae-like maneuver, employing a double envelopment of the Ruhr," and George Patton likened the Polish army in 1939 to the unfortunate Roman consular army at CannaeThe telegrams are signed “Jason Bourne.” Only they know Bourne’s true identity and understand that the telegrams are really New York: Random House, 2010What people are saying-Write a reviewUser ratings5 stars44 stars53 stars62 stars01 star1LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - la2bkk - LibraryThingAs an avid fan of Republican Roman history, I've read various accounts of Hannibal and the 2nd Punic War (including its most famous battle, Cannae)Militaria Robert LAn author needs to ask what he can bring to the topic that is newO'Connell 4.04 avg rating • ( 1,564 ratings by Goodreads ) Hardcover ISBN10:1400067022 ISBN13:9781400067022 Publisher: Random House, 2010 View all copies of this ISBN edition: Synopsis About this title A stirring account of the most influential battle in historyFor millennia, Carthage’s triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.CPiecing together decayed shreds of ancient reportage, the author paints powerful portraits of the leading players, from Hannibal—resolutely sane and uncannily strategic—to Scipio Africanus, the self-promoting Roman military tribune f8c43f8250

     

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