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Accessible History of Persian-Greek Conflict
on February 27, 2016
Good accessible history of the rise of the Persian Empire and its wars with Greece. Holland tells the story from both the Greek and the Persian perspective - which makes for an interesting read. The prose was a little stiff at times - I found myself having to reread a few paragraphs after getting lost. Overall though, a worthwhile read for anyone interested in a popular history of very interesting events. We meet all the main characters and major battles in a concise narrative.