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The Battle of Zama Hardcover – June 1, 1995

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Lucent Books; 1 edition (June 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156006420X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560064206
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,462,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 6-9?Two clear and evenhanded series entries. Nardo describes the decisive battle that marked the end of the 17-year conflict between Rome and Carthage, and places it in historical perspective. Never shrinking from depictions of skilled brutality, he clearly delineates the struggle between the two most powerful nations of the Mediterranean. Likewise, Pietrusza details the personal and military battles of the hard-driving, ambitious Napoleon, as well as some of his domestic victories. One section highlights what is arguably his greatest accomplishment, the establishment of the Napoleonic Code. This balanced presentation offers a complete picture of the man and battle whose names have become synonymous. Both volumes include helpful chronologies, maps, black-and-white reproductions, and interesting sidebars. Especially valuable, particularly on the less familiar topic of Zama, are the books' annotated bibliographies and further reading sections.?Anita Palladino, Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley, NY
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Format: Hardcover
I can't figure out why the person who reviewd this book in 2004 thought it was not detailed enough. Actually it is very detailed for a book written for young people. the author describes all the major events of trhe war itself (the second Punic war) and then goes into lots of detail about the battle, including the meeting between the opposing comanders just before the start of the battle. I recomend the book highly. If you are into ancient Rome, especialy the Roman army, you should check out the author's other books on Rome, including his one volume encylopedea of rome.
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A Kid's Review on November 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book did not have many details about what I was looking for. It did not explain much of what really happened during some of the events and was sort of vague. I did like the format the book was set up in because it was easy to navigate
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More About the Author

Don Nardo is a historian and award-winning writer who specializes in the ancient world, especially the civilizations of Greece and Rome. He began as a actor and worked with the National Shakespeare Company before turning to writing screenplays and teleplays and, soon afterward, devoting much of his time to historical research and writing. In the past two decades, he has published nearly two hundred volumes on diverse historical topics. And having earned numerous favorable reviews, he is widely recognized as the country's leading writer of historical works for young adults. He is also versed in various other subjects and as a result is frequently asked by publishers to write books on a number of scientific and literary topics.

Mr. Nardo also composes and arranges orchestral music, having started composing in his early teens. Over the years he has turned out more than eighty musical works, including 2 symphonies, 4 string quartets, several concertos, a film score, incidental music for stage productions, and several commissions, the most recent a double concerto for violin and Portuguese guitar written for two noted musicians. He is also the resident composer and arranger for the Amadis Orchestra, based in Connecticut. For more information, see his official web site at and his more extensive biography at Wikipedia.