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It's a great book, setting the background for a kaleidoscope of events. It is densely packed and could be read by me only in about 20-or-so page bites. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew J. Brennan
Apparently the knowledge of what constituted a Roman Consular Army has been well concealed. A consul led a force composed of two legions and allied forces in equal numbers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Old Kensington
Very interesting book. I had heard about this battle for many years but did not know anything about it until I read this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Vic S.
This is a wonderfully written book and an insightful look into the defeat that made Rome.Published 4 months ago by Deedo
Hard to find good (readable) source on Carthaginian history. This book is interesting and well sourced.
Criticism: Meandering. Switches topics randomly. Read more
Never really understood fully the whole sweep of the defeat at Cannae (read before in several "Famous Battles" accounts). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Patrick Bell
Let me get right to the point: Robert O'Connell's "The Ghosts of Cannae" is a conventional retelling of the Punic wars between Carthage and Rome, the second of three... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stone Dog
The Ghosts of Cannae is a great book, though one should perhaps point out that there are several others just like it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ryan Mease