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THE GHOSTS OF CANNAE: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Readable study of a 2,000-year-old battle that still reverberates today.On Aug. 2, 216 BCE, in southeastern Italy, a massive Roman army faced down a smaller, apparently weaker Carthaginian force led by Hannibal. Two years earlier, Hannibal had famously led that force, war elephants and all, over the Alps into Italy, devastating the armies of the Roman Republic. At Cannae, he nearly finished the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

There is but one half-hearted bit of praise that I can muster for this book: it has an introductory historiographic essay that lay readers will find marginally useful. For the specialist, for anyone ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

Robert L. O'Connell teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School. That and his years in intelligence may account for the military slant to his The Ghosts of Cannae. Not all of it, however, is devoted to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

This is nothing short of a superb history of the Second Punic War. It was nothing short of amazing to see Hannibal practically pick Rome apart with virtually no support or even permission from ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Warren Watts - Goodreads

The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal & the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic is a detailed look at the part Hannibal played in the second Punic Wars. Historical records on events that occurred 2,200 years ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Marks54 - Goodreads

This is a book I read in tandem with "Carthage Must Be Destroyed". They both cover similar ground but in different way. The story is that of Hannibal, who at the battle of Cannae, inflicted the ... Read full review

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