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I like to read historical novels to learn about day to day life during different eras. The story line was okay, but I felt the book lacked the historical elements of the life of a... Read morePublished on July 20, 2014 by Larry
"Spartan" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi is not really too bad of a book with a interesting plot and nice character development. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by Derek
There is no doubt that this author knows his history, and given his credentials he should. I thoroughly enjoyed The Last Legion, although the following movie fell far short of the... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Reader
Overall this is a worthwhile read with interesting historical facts woven throughout the fictional account. Read morePublished on January 20, 2011 by Gerbot
Nice novel about ancient Sparta, which has few smaller weak points. For instance the description of the pontoon bridge construction by Persian engineers is presented obscurely. Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by mjare
I had seen a lot of Manfredi's novels about and had attended a lecture of his when he was in Australia, so I was very interested to see what sort of a writer he was and how he... Read morePublished on March 2, 2009 by Jason Mcintyre
I got this book from a friend in Puerto Galera, Philippines, about 3 years ago. It didn't seem like my kind of book. Boy, was I wrong!
SPARTAN has it all. Read more
Although this book didn't focus DIRECTLY on the '300', thier story was a very important part to this story. Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by Jason Frost