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Learn the history you should have learned in school but didn't. Shadows in the Desert hould be required reading in all American high schools- not just to gain a greater... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent introduction to Persian history, focusing on warfare, but covering much more.
Until recently, it's been difficult to find much in English on... Read more
I long ago came to expect excellence from any book produced by Osprey Publishing, and this book certainly meets my expectations. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
With the exception of one preposterous statement that I must call out, I found "Shadows in the Desert" to be enjoyable and informative. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by James Simmons
Amazing. Informative with a easy to understand not boring style. For any one who has no knowledge, after reading this, they'll be a pro.Published on January 11, 2013 by Abu Talal
This book has the viewpoint of an Iranian Historian, which is very refreshing; it has never been done before in English, and I think the book is excellent in all respects. Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by R. Gutow
Wow. This is a great work of scholarship. Not only does Farrokh offer an eminently readable history of Persia given through the eyes of its military, but he also manages to offer a... Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by Ryan Mease
SHADOWS IN THE DESERT: ANCIENT PERSIA AT WAR
OSPREY PUBLISHING, 2007
QUALITY SOFTCOVER, $29. Read more
I just finished reading my first round of "Shadows in the Desert", and I would like to leave you with a few comments and observations from a my humble... Read more