Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pydna, Volume 1

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1891 - Military art and science - 682 pages
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This was a long but ultimately very rewarding read. There is almost overwhelming detail on the crossing of the Andes, tactics and formations of the era though not enough about Hannibal himself. That ... Read full review

Hannibal: a history of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans down to the battle of Pydna, 168 B. C., with a detailed account of the second Punic war

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Hannibal's genius for military strategy allowed him to shred the Roman army and almost take over Italy. While researching this 1891 book, Dodge followed Hannibal's route from Carthage to Italy through the Alps, sans elephants. Read full review

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