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William Shepherd studied classics at Clare College, Cambridge, in the 1960s and then embarked on a career in publishing, which finally brought him to Osprey, retiring from the position of chief executive in 2007. He is author of The Persian War (Cambridge, 1982), translated from Herodotus. He has also written reading books for children and articles in the Osprey Military Journal, of which he was joint editor, and makes regular contributions to the Osprey blog. He lives in the Cherwell Valley, north of Oxford. The author lives in Cherwell Valley, UK.
William Shepperd has a problem. He wrote many of the best Osprey titles published. This leads to very high expectations. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anibal Madeira
Osprey Publishing has a problem with quality control. When you purchase an Osprey book, you never know whether you are getting a small gem or a dry desiccated dud. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marco Antonio Abarca
The book relies a great deal on Thucydides, but that was fine with me. It was great to get a slice of that great war that included maps, photos of locations, and highly graphic... Read morePublished 18 months ago by T. Hinckley
This slender volume, an addition to the Osprey Campaigns series, does an excellent job of describing a major battle in the later years of the war lasting from 431 to 421 B. C. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Steven Peterson