I don't understand why history writers always have to use weird syntax, overly flowery vocabulary and awkward grammar.
The story is well-woven and the style is the usual, engaging journalistic Tom Holland style: easy to read, very accessible, occasionally witty and very entertaining.
In "Persian Fire," Tom Holland does a remarkable job of telling the story of the conflict between the Greeks and the Persian Empire.
A great story, well written that avoids the use of phrases such as 'must have' or 'could have' to cover speculation on thoughts and actions that occurred or took placed Aeons ago.Published 11 days ago by Denis Blight
Great book for anyone interested in this part of history.Published 2 months ago by William Sheppard
This is a great history of an undercovered civilization. It is extremely difficult to write a scholarly work on time periods that are this old (as I've discovered from too many bad... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris Bell
Tom Holland's 2005 book Persian Fire is a historical overview of the Greco-Persian Wars of the 5th century BC, in which an alliance of Greek city-states fought to repel the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karl Janssen
Awesome book. I wanted a book on the subject that didn't read like a text book. This book is interesting and hard to put down! I would definitely recommend it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by ssb
Holland writes a fast moving informative story of the rise of the Persian Empire and it clash with the Greeks. Good detail without getting geeky. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Garrison Moore