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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381802028385 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Hannibal: Enemy of Rome by Leonard Cottrell. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 257 pages. Publisher: Da Capo Press; (1992).In the year 216 B.C., Hannibal of Carthage, faced with an opposing Roman army twice the size of his own, outwitted the enemy at Cannae by means which has become a classic of its kind. As a result of his famous "double pincer" maneuver, 70,000 Roman soldiers died within the space of a few hours on a field the size of New York's Central Park. Yet as devastating and startling as Cannae was, it was only one of a long list of incredible achievements. Hannibal's fantastic 1,000 mile march across the Alps from Spain to Italy was one of the wonders of ancient times. He began his hazardous journey with 90,000 infantry, 12,000 cavalry, and 37 elephants. By the time he reached Northern Italy's Po Valley, more than 30,000 of his troops and many of his elephants had perished. However despite this setback, Hannibal still managed to stay in Italy for sixteen years. Blending in biography and military adventure, "Hannibal: Enemy of Rome" is a portrait of a military genius who was also a highly civilized man. The son of Hamilcar Barca, a famous general in his own right, Hannibal was a student of the Greek classics. But his father's lifelong grudge against Rome fostered in the son a great hatred for that Republic and a fierce determination to subdue it forever. This resulted in the bloody battles of Lake Trasimene, Campagnia, Nola, Capua, and Zama, all of which Leonard Cottrell describes with vigor and authority. In gathering material for "Hannibal:, Cottrell traveled the entire route that Hannibal took across the Alps, thus bringing to his account a valuable first-hand knowledge of his subject. With the drama and authenticity for which he is famous, Leonard Cottrell describes Hannibal's amazing campaign. It was a saga of victory after victory, which fell just short of its ultimate goal; the annihilation of Rome. CONDITION: New oversized softcover. Da Capo Press; (1992) 257 pages. Unblemished, unmarked, pristine in every respect EXCEPT that there is a black remainder mark (drawn with a black marker) on thetop surface of the closed page edges indicating that the book was unsold surplus inventory). The mark is not visible of course on individual opened pages, only to the mass of closed page edges. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, (otherwise) unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: The world's finest soldier, bold fighter, brilliant strategist, and great captain, Hannibal of Carthage. He never slept, he took his meals on the march, as he took his love. No conquest was too large, no detail was too small for his generalship. The wolfish men who followed him were sworn by an oath taken in their own blood. Hannibal's name rang brazenly throughout the Mediterranean world. His conquests threatened the life of the far-flung Roman Empire. With his mighty army of hard-bitten Africans, Gauls, Spaniards, and his war elephants, Hannibal crossed the impassable Alps, and thundered down on Rome itself. When Hannibal made his incredible march across the snowbound Alps into Italy, the Romans were reveling in luxury and every conceivable vice. Hannibal fell on them like a tiger. This is the exciting saga of the great Carthaginian who shook the mighty walls of ancient Rome. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: A quite admirable and sophisticated popularization, crammed with on-the-spot horse-sense and shrewdly practical theories. As in his previous books, Cottrell gives to his subject the touch of immediacy and firsthand experience. REVIEW: "A battle is like lust. The frenzy passes. Consequence remains." So reflects the 65-year-old Hannibal as he recounts the trials of a battle commander's life. Readers may already be somewhat acquainted with the warlord's record: how the Carthaginian was born and bred to become the leader of a great army, how he marched toward Rome in the company of thousands of mercenaries and elephants, crossing the Alps in a legendary winter of privation. Less familiar will be the portrait of Hannibal as a lover (of Similce, a Spanish woman whom he marries) or as an introspective man well-versed in the Greek philosophers. "Hannibal: Enemy of Rome" gives readers a taste of an outsized man whose obsession to conquer Rome made him as bloodthirsty as he was bold. This is a ripping good read whose lesson in ancient history is yet another reward. REVIEW: The great Carthaginian hated ancient Rome. Having brought elephants over the Alps, broken the fabled legions, and reached the gates of Rome, Hannibal Barca vies with Robert E. Lee for the title of the most brilliant general ever to lose a war. Cottrell has reached back over 2,000 years and brought the brutality of those times vividly to life. This epic story offers a vivid re-creation of the ancient world and probes deep within the psyche of Hannibal, a great military genius, whose undying hatred of Rome ultimately led to the loss of all that he held dear. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Cottrell, who served as a British soldier in WWII and picked up The Second Punic War by Dr. Arnold while convalescing in a military hospital near Naples, has put together a very readable and enjoyable biography of Hannibal. Rather than being a dry, scholarly tome, this book follows Cottrell's adventure as he drives around Europe trying to reconstruct the paths which Hannibal took as he plagued the Roman Empire A nice collection of photographs are included. We quickly learn that Hannibal was no animal, but a prince of Carthage with a highly refined and educated intellect who carried on his father's torch of hatred for the Roman Empire. Carthage had vied with Rome for control of the seas so vital for commerce and lost. When Hannibal went after Rome, he did it boldly, and did what was considered impossible: trek 1,000 miles across the treacherous Alps from Spain to Italy. Once there, Hannibal decimated Roman army after Roman army, but never managed to take Rome. His end was precipitated when the first Africanus reciprocated by invading Carthage, forcing Hannibal to leave Italy, only to be defeated for lack of a proper army back in Northern Africa. If you're into epic adventure, this biography is for you. REVIEW: Hannibal, the brilliant son of a great warrior king, was trained, from his youth into adulthood, in the art of war and to hate Romans. His great leadership abilities brought many cultures and peoples of many different tongues together to fight against Romans. His inventive tactics revolutionized how war was fought. The Romans suffered great losses for many years before they, led by Scipio, figured out how to outwit Hannibal. Hannibal's life was all about violence. At age six, he watched his father cut off the nose and cut out the tongue of a Roman envoy. His culture dictates that a man isn't really a man until he has killed another man. He did that when he was 15. He fought battles with his father in which prisoners were disemboweled and made to die slow, painful deaths. Fighting filled his life until the end where he, a fugitive, kills himself rather than be arrested and taken to Rome. REVIEW: I was instantly attracted to this book, especially because I didn't know much about Hannibal, Carthage or the Punic wars. I thought reading this book was a pleasure and I sure learned a few things that I will carry with me for a long time. I personally liked the style of the author and I think he has conducted his tale very well. The story is very interesting in itself, especially because it is about such a legend and it is passed in a very famous historical period. The character Hannibal is immensely interesting, with his hate for Rome and his courage to challenge and actually scare the most powerful nation of his time. His tactics, the times, the different races and ancient nations certainly add to the beauty of this story. If you want to learn something about Hannibal and the Punic Wars and Carthage, in a pleasant package, I think you will like this book. REVIEW: If you like books that are packed with information about generals and battles. Then this is the book for you Hannibal Enemy of Rome is a very good book. This book is good because of how Cottrell described the battle scenes between Hannibal and the Romans. The author really wanted to let you know how Hannibal was an excellent strategist. One of my favorite parts in the book is where the Romans are spying on Hannibal. Hannibal leaves some of his men behind to ambush the Romans. His men send cattle up the mountain with torches tied to them. The Romans follow the cattle up the mountain thinking that it is Hannibal and his men. When the Romans get to the top of the mountain there are ambushed by Hannibal's men. There are many more exciting parts in this book and I would recommend it to any one who wants to read a good book. REVIEW: This book is perfect for those who want detail, but not to the extreme. In an attempt to get a better understanding of Hannibal the author goes for his own trek across the Alps (albeit he is driving and has no elephants). It is not a long read and is very well written. Ideal for those who need an introduction to Hannibal. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. 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