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It was a treat reading Donald Kagan's book on the Peloponnesian War.
The story underlying it is amazing, and the writing is superb - clear, flowing, and with appropriate detail and connections drawn.
I could not recommend this book strongly enough for anyone with an interest in classical or Greek history.
This book is amazing. The story underlying it is amazing, and the writing is superb - clear, flowing, and with appropriate detail and connections drawn. Read morePublished 4 months ago by F. Schaaf
Didn't know a whole lot about this, and was intrigued when I found the book on here, obviously it takes place in a time much different from our own, but not necessarily as far away... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Zack C. Hornbuckle
I should have read The Peloponnesian War before I read Xenophon's Anabasis. Xenophon's work takes place shortly after the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JustinHoca
This book provides a lot of maps of Greece, and you need them to keep up with the shifting politics and wars. Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Williams
This is a wonderfully written condensation of a huge, seminal work by Kagan written over a 25 year period. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Philip S. Taylor
Excellent retelling of the long Pelopennsian war that ended in the destruction of Athens and the end of Classical Greece. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Frank
The book is terrific and was delivered in very good condition. The only complaint was that the jacket was dirty and needed to be discarded.Published 9 months ago by Michael Harabin
the author gives the historical record , and analysis, of critical decisions that were tu rning points in the war, allowing the reader to understand the why that events happened... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert L. Zinn